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by Narasimhan Santhanam

ABB India’s Plans for E-Mobility – EV Next


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ABB India was founded in 1949. It is headquartered in Bengaluru. ABB lays the foundations for a fryone, everywhere. ABB offers a total ev charging solution from compact, high quality AC wallboxes,  reliable DC fast charging stations with robust connectivity, to innovative on-demuture of smarter, reliable, and emission-free mobility, accessible by eveand electric bus charging systems

Company Profile

ABB has been investing in the Indian subcontinent ever since and has expanded its manufacturing, engineering and R&D footprint. Today, ABB employs over 10,000 people across more than 40 locations in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. ABB has 12 manufacturing sites on the subcontinent and one of its seven corporate research centers around the world is based in India.

Many of the technologies, from high-voltage DC power transmission to ship propulsion, has been developed or commercialized by ABB. ABB is the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, power grids and the largest provider of generators to the wind industry.

Product Profile

The company offers electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It offers six different multi-standard DC fast chargers for electric cars, buses, large & small commercial vehicles.

Future Plans

  • ABB India in October 2017 placed a bid in response to a government tender to set up 4,500 charging stations for electric vehicles.


  • ABB is the title sponsor for the electric racing car series which has pioneered the development of production electric cars around the world. The collaboration serves as a competitive platform to test and develop e-mobility-relevant electrification and digitalization technologies.
  • Ashok Leyland, India’s largest bus manufacturer, and the fourth largest manufacturer of buses in the world, will develop and manufacture electric buses with ABB’s award-winning TOSA flash-charging technology along with operational support and service from January 2020.
  • Invested in Numocity, an EV Technology solutions provider in Bangalore in January 2020.


  • The company also has its R&D centre in Bangalore.

Global Work

  • ABB has bought a majority stake in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co. Ltd, a Chinese electric vehicle charging company in October 2019.
  • IONITY, a joint venture of BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, as well as the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche has given ABB an order for 664 high power 350 kW chargers for Europe from 2018.
  • ABB has teamed up with Porsche Japan to develop a dedicated high-power charger for Porsche’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Japan in April 2019.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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