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
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.
Off to Italy: KEBA at the That’s Mobility
Last year, “That’s Mobility” was held for the first time in Milan, Italy. KEBA will attend this second edition of the trade fair, once more with its own booth, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the business division electromobility. This anniversary means 10 years of expertise in the field of smart charging solutions, where KEBA is among the top 3 manufacturers in the world with more than 150,000 wall boxes sold.
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.