ABB and Microsoft Partner on EV Charging Services Platform
ABB and Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of a new EV fast-charging services platform. Combining ABB's leading EV charging stations with Microsoft's Azure cloud-based services will ensure stability, global scalability and advanced management features for ABB customers. The collaboration will also take advantage of machine learning and predictive analytic capabilities to drive future innovations.
â€œPlatform performance and stability are critical differentiators for the successful operation of a modern, data-dependent EV charging station. By partnering with Microsoft, ABB will be able to offer best-in-class operations as well as innovative advanced services â€” what we call the Internet of Things, Services and People,â€ said Pekka Tiitinen, president of ABBâ€™s Discrete Automation and Motion Division. â€œThis partnership gives us the solutions, scalability and global agility to support expanding demand for EV charging infrastructure in the worldâ€™s major automotive markets, which is a key focus of our Next Level growth strategy.â€
â€œToday we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and this is ever apparent in the global electric vehicle market,â€ said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development, Microsoft. â€œOur partnership with ABB aligns to one of our company ambitions to build the intelligent cloud platform, and we look forward to our technology and services becoming a differentiator for ABBâ€™s solutions.â€
Under the new collaboration, all ABB chargers will be connected to the Microsoft Azure cloud and surrounded by value-adding services, allowing operators and manufacturers and partners to take advantage of a world-class platform. ABB and Microsoft will introduce their joint EV charging services platform at eCarTec, the worldâ€™s largest trade fair for electric and hybrid mobility, Oct. 20â€“22 in Munich, Germany.