In December 2014, KEBA was invited by the BMW group to tender for an intelligent charging infrastructure, which KEBA subsequently won. After an intensive time of product development, the BMW group carried out an audit of the quality processes at KEBA in Linz on the basis of the automotive company’s specifications. The result of this acceptance was pleasing, as Thomas Heidlmair, project leader and head of KEBA product management for charging solutions explains: “Every one of the 91 questions was found to be positive. This is a remarkable result which has made us extremely proud, particularly considering the short duration of the project. The performance of the entire project also impressed the BMW group.” The cooperation between KEBA and the BMW group has now become an intensive partnership.
Second production line
A second production line has been built in the KEBA factory for the wallboxes that KEBA produces for the BMW group. The first delivery has left the factory for Dingolfing just one day after passing the initial sample inspection and the process series carried out by the BMW group.
Intelligent charging system
The new BMW i wallboxes are available in different versions, which all make a good impression with their attractive design and performance capability. They charge with up to 22 kW; the BMW i Wallbox Plus also has the option of detecting several vehicles belonging to different users with its integrated RFID reader and assigning the data to the correct vehicle.
Solar-optimized charging processes can be realized with the BMW i Wallbox Connect and its integrated WiFi connection. This creates an holistic charging system which intelligently integrates the charging process in everyday operations and the electricity market, and reduces costs at the same time.
The wallbox developed by KEBA for the BMW group is intended for all relevant markets worldwide, from Europe and the USA all the way to Asia, and is future-proof thanks to the modular system so that future electromobility requirements can also be fulfilled.
Process series of the BMW i Wallbox at KEBA
The new BMW i Wallbox produced by KEBA
New: Mess- und Eichrecht conform wall box
With our certified wall box innovation, charging sessions can be billed according to consumption - i.e. exactly the amount of electricity that has been charged. It fulfils all requirements of the German measuring and calibration law. In addition, the KEBA KeContact P30 ME scores with easy use, transparency, security of investment and the choice between socket and cable variants.
Expo Energy 2018
With the strong increase in electromobility, it is no wonder that numerous wall boxes from KEBA can again be found at the Expo Energy in Wels (Upper Austria) this year. Visitors can for example charge their EV at 40 charging stations by Wels Strom. The KEBA charging station can also be found in a lot of energy management applications at the event to demonstrate how easily KeContact P30 can be integrated into a smart home.
Electric mobility premiere at the eltefa 2019
For the first time ever, the eltefa 2019 will be hosting a special exhibit "The E-Road". Something KEBA cannot miss out on! Visit us and learn all about our wall boxes that are MID-certified and compliant with the German calibration law, thus making it possible to charge and bill in public areas. In the outdoor driving course you can not only test your driving skills, but also our charging stations.