Promising business sector
KEBA has been active in the area of electromobility since 2009. At that time, the Austrian automation expert started developing its own line of charging stations. The basis for this development was decades of experience in electronics manufacturing combined with extensive knowledge of ATM construction. Shortly thereafter the company presented its first prototype of a charging station. The first two years saw around 600 charging stations put into operation.
Exponential growth in this business sector led to the sale of more than 6,000 wall boxes per month. With around 150,000 units sold so far, the KEBA KeContact is among the three most popular charging stations in the world. And as always, 100% developed and produced in Linz, Austria.
Electromobility is booming
“In contrast to the current trend of stagnating to declining new car registrations, the electromobility market is growing in double to triple digit rates,” says Andreas Plotz, Executive Sales at KEBA. Greater ranges, lower purchasing costs and a larger selection of models are making electric cars a real alternative for an increasing number of people, Plotz added. “We are convinced that this is only the beginning since the historic technology shift from internal combustion engines to emission-free electric drives has just started.”
The charging station for today and the future
With the release of its third generation, the KEBA KeContact wall box has gained a great deal more in intelligence. Equipped with a whole host of technical features and communication interfaces, the KeContact is capable of not only charging, but also controlling, communicating and networking.
Thanks to its ability to integrate into smart homes, backend systems or photovoltaic systems combined with its MID certified meter for billing, this wall box meets all the requirements of electromobility – not just today but also in the future.
Experience KEBA wall boxes first hand
Curious? We cordially invite you to visit our stands and learn about our KeContact P30 in person. Our expert team will be at the EVS 32 electromobility trade show in Lyon, France, on May 19-22. At Stand C13 we will showcase our solutions for energy companies, automotive manufacturers, fleet operators and electric car owners. Come visit us – we look forward to seeing you there!
With 150,000 units sold, the KEBA KeContact is among the three most popular charging stations in the world
Andreas Plotz, Executive Sales for Electromobility at KEBA
Cooperation with Loxone for the smart home of the future
Environmentally aware owners of electric vehicles will be connecting their KeContact P20 wallbox to the Loxone Smart Home System in the future. The car is charged depending on the energy output of the photovoltaic system and the consumption of the rest of the house.
ÖkoFEN charges corporate fleet with KEBA charging stations
The pellet heating systems specialist ÖkoFEN, which is located in Niederkappel in the region of Mühlviertel in upper Austria, has counted on KEBA since 2013 when it comes to the controlling of their biomass boilers. Over the last few years, ÖkoFEN has developed into a supplier for comprehensive energy solutions and has now, for the most part, converted their vehicle fleet to electric cars. The vehicle fleet is of course charged with KEBA’s charging station. (Picture reference: ÖkoFEN)
KEBA at EVS 32 in Lyon
We at KEBA are convinced that the future of electromobility lies in smart charging stations. Our wall boxes are capable of not only charging, but also controlling, communicating and networking. Experience this first hand at the leading trade fair for electromobility, EVS 32, in Lyon, France. Come visit us at Booth C13 on May 19-22.