Clean cars need clean electricity
A one of a kind project, the ÖkoFEN Clean Mobility Program, obviously has sustainable power supply in mind in addition to the electric cars. Stefan Ortner, Managing Director of ÖkoFEN, explains: “At the locations in Niederkappel and Lembach, the existing pellet heating systems will be expanded to include photovoltaic systems and battery storage. In this way, the company cars will be charged primarily with solar power from the PV system. If the sun isn’t shining, the pellet boilers act as a back-up to supply power to the power charging station. This way, the power supply to the e-vehicles runs sustainably and on self-produced electricity.”
Reliable charging infrastructure for the corporate fleet
The first electric car was already added to the corporate fleet eight years ago. Since technology has vastly improved over the last few years, ÖkoFEN now largely relies on electromobility, currently resulting in 85 percent of the company vehicles being electric. The expansion of the charging infrastructure at the company’s location was a logical consequence in this case – a total of 26 KeContact P30 electricity charging stations charge the new ÖkoFEN fleet safely and reliably.
“We consciously trust in reliable Upper Austrian technology. KEBA is one of the leading providers of charging stations,” says Ortner regarding the cooperation between ÖkoFEN and KEBA.
Dieter Zechleitner (Sales Director for heating control systems) and Gerhard Wimmer (Sales Director for e-mobility in Austria) from KEBA are also impressed: “We are glad that the collaboration between ÖkoFEN and KEBA has not only continued in the heating control systems, but also in electromobility, and that, with ÖkoFEN, we number among the pioneers in the field of renewable energy for our customers.”
New test center for wall boxes at KEBA in Linz
Yesterday KEBA opened a new test center for large installations of wall boxes in the garage of the company’s headquarters in Linz (Austria). With the ever increasing spread of load management and the loading of electric vehicles in a master-slave-network (e.g. as a fleet solution in car parks or residential buildings), it is essential for KEBA to test features, simulate the behavior of its wall boxes in controlled charging processes and thus to permanently ensure product quality.
In the new test center, KEBA’s quality assurance team can thoroughly test up to 15 electric vehicles, replicate errors from field installations and gain valuable insights for ongoing and further developments. The lively exchange and close networking with the in-house service, product management and development department ensures the high quality of the wall boxes.
E-world 2020: KEBA at Europe's leading energy trade fair
Highly intelligent wall boxes, German Mess- und Eichrecht compliance, MID certification and a Europe-wide partner network. These are the exhibition highlights at the KEBA stand GA-14 at the "E-world energy & water". The leading trade fair of the energy industry will attract more than 25,000 visitors to the Essen (DE) fairgrounds from 11 to 13 February 2020. The topic of electric and smart mobility is increasingly becoming the focus of interest, making it perfect for KEBA to be present at the show. Find out more in advance here - we look forward to your visit.