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
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.
"Urcharge" project examines crucial questions about the viability of e-mobility for everyday use
One of the largest and longest electric mobility field tests in Austrian history starts tomorrow. For the project "Urcharge" (Urban Charging) 51 households in a Linz residential complex will be exchanging their fuel car for an electric car including their own KEBA charging station, which is integrated into the Linz AG charging solution "WallBOX CitySolution". It will provide answers to fundamental questions about what infrastructure and charging behaviour is needed in order to make the day-to-day use of e-mobility a decisive environmental protection factor in urban areas, even for densely populated areas. The start of the project had been postponed due to Corona - now the project gets underway.
This was E-world 2020: Our photo gallery
At the well-attended E-world energy & water 2020, Europe’s leading trade fair for the energy sector, it was evident that the topic of electromobility is currently on the minds of almost all participants in the energy business. And why? Because shifting trends in mobility and the energy transition complement each other perfectly! In the future, electric vehicles will be an integral part of the energy sector. Intelligent, controllable wall boxes are required to create these grids. Visitors at our KEBA trade fair stand were able to see these boxes for themselves. You can take a look at our photo gallery here with our impressions from the trade fair.