MAN Truck & Bus and ABB E-mobility have embarked on a groundbreaking journey, announcing a strategic R&D cooperation at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, aimed at reshaping the electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape for commercial vehicles.
Pioneering Megawatt Charging System (MCS) Development
At the heart of this collaboration lies the focus on developing the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), a game-changer for heavy goods and passenger transport. The MCS aims to enable charging capacities in the megawatt range, a crucial step towards sustainable and economical long-distance transportation.
Addressing Industry-Wide Challenges
The alliance will tackle challenges such as the ISO15118-20 communication standard and novel signal transmission methods. Leveraging Ethernet communication for the first time in electromobility, MAN and ABB E-mobility are poised to accelerate product development and standardization, ensuring reliable interoperability between vehicles and charging stations.
Enhancing Customer Experience
This three-year cooperation places a strong emphasis on enhancing the customer experience, from the development phase to the deployment of charging stations and vehicles. Both companies are dedicated to offering solutions that cater to the unique demands of the logistics industry, with a goal to launch a logistics-suitable product by 2025.
MAN and ABB E-mobility: A Synergistic Vision
MAN’s expertise in commercial vehicles complements ABB E-mobility’s prowess in charging technology, forming a partnership that promises to deliver high-performance, reliable charging solutions. The collaboration extends beyond logistics, foreseeing applications in the travel sector, including motorhomes and coaches.
Charting the Future of EV Charging
MAN Truck & Bus and ABB E-mobility’s collaboration represents a significant leap in the quest for efficient and sustainable electric transportation. By joining forces, they aim to create an ecosystem that not only meets today’s needs but also paves the way for the future of EV charging, marking a significant milestone in the journey towards a carbon-neutral transport sector.