The global producer of power and electrical networks related technology ABB is joining together with Daimler’s Chinese partner BYD to support establishing a national fast charging network for electric vehicles. Beginning in mid-2014 with wall-mounted charging units sold through dealerships, alongside BYD’s EV models, the network is set to become the world’s largest fast charging network by the end of its six year roll out.

The DC fast charging network will utilize the GBT standard, setting it apart from recent movement towards a consensus technology in the West, and thus poses a significant threat to EV charging standardization given the potentially massive size and influence of the Chinese EV market.

Source: ABB press release 

Read more: Detailed information on the GBT charging standard.

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