Retail and commercial fuelling and convenience technology specialist Gilbarco Veeder-Root has launched Konect – an EV recharging system designed specifically for the fuel retail industry.

Konect includes a dispenser, co-developed with global EV charging technology firm SK Signet Inc, for businesses wanting to install their own charging infrastructure.

It features payment, media and loyalty technology from Gilbarco Veeder-Root, and SK Signet’s DC fast-charging infrastructure.

The package also includes support – including consultancy, installation, maintenance and customer service.

Om Shankar, Vice President & General Manager, Konect, said, “EV adoption is at a critical point, with people and businesses needing confidence to make the switch.

“Widely accessible charging infrastructure is the key to further uptake, and we aspire to remove hurdles and build an incredible business case for fuel retailers to play a major part in the EV transition.

“Gilbarco Veeder-Root already offers some of the best software and payment capability in the world, and we’re working with a leading EV charger developer, SK Signet, to provide the most powerful recharging ecosystem our industry has ever seen.

“Konect is fully integrate-able with our existing full-site solutions, and is poised to help supercharge the transition to electric mobility.”

Dave Coombe, President, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, said, “At Gilbarco Veeder-Root, we are forging a future where charging for EVs isn’t just a necessity, but a profitable venture globally – and we are seeing exciting growth in this area for our business and clients.

“With the launch of Konect, we are signalling our commitment to helping customers transcend current limitations in the EV charging market and accelerate value realisation for their business.”


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