Electric Vehicles

DFS to cooperate with ABB in Europe, adding EV fast chargers in its offering to fuel retail sites

DFS to cooperate with ABB in Europe, adding EV fast chargers in its offering to fuel retail sites
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Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), a part of Dover Corporation which delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, fleet systems, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management, will cooperate with ABB to bring electric vehicle chargers to certain locations in Europe.

Adding DC high power and fast chargers to the DFS product portfolio enables the company to deliver a complete fuel forecourt offering to retail sites in Europe. These chargers can be integrated into existing DFS on-site equipment, such as the Tokheim Fuel POS, a point-of-sale system, by using the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). Additionally, OCPP enables connection to a number of value-added services on site, such as DFS payment and media applications.

ABB is a global leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, with more than 11,000 DC fast chargers sold across 76 countries. ABB offers solutions that integrate with the majority of fuel retail sites. ABB has designed their products to function with future developments in charging technology. For example, the Terra HP offers a charging power of 150-350kW, ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations. Terra HP’s ultra-high current has the capacity to charge both 400V and 800V cars at full power, and is capable of delivering up to 200km of range in eight minutes. Meanwhile, the 50kW Terra 54 can offer an output range of up to 920V, ensuring it can support all existing 500V battery EVs, plus the next generation of high-voltage electric vehicles.

The cooperation between DFS and ABB places an emphasis on safety. The Terra charger from ABB is certified for compliance with IEC 61000 EMV Class B for operations on petrol stations, allowing its use in all areas on site.

The two companies are set to take advantage of the other’s positions within the market. “As a market leader in EV charging infrastructure, we are excited about working with DFS to further extend our reach to their strong global customer base. Adding electric vehicle charging to the DFS end-to-end fuel retail solution will only serve to strengthen their offering and we are confident that our pioneering products will perfectly complement the DFS portfolio,” said  Frank Muehlon, managing director for electric vehicle charging infrastructure at ABB.

“The incremental growth of electric vehicles will continue in line with local government policy and public demand for a cleaner environment. DFS continues to explore new avenues for alternative energy provision and believes that ABB is a great strategic partner to help our business advance in this area,” said Lise-Lotte Nordholm, DFS vice president for the Dispenser Business Unit.

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