Gilbarco Veeder-Root and SK Signet Inc. to Co-Develop EV Charging System Designed for Fuel Retailers

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ByJim Frazer
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Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR), worldwide supplier of retail and commercial fueling and convenience technology, has launched Konect, an electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem designed specifically for the fuel retail industry.

EV Charging System

Launched today at UNITI expo, a trade fair for the fuel retail sector, Konect offers a fully integrated, site-wide suite of EV charging hardware and software solutions for businesses wanting to install their own EV charging infrastructure while driving down costs and maximizing return on investment (ROI).

Konect's mission is to create the most compelling business case for fuel retailers to install EV charging on their sites. They do this by minimizing upfront capital and ongoing operating expenses while unlocking new profit pools, creating a meaningful ROI.

Konect provides wrap around support – including consultancy, installation, maintenance and customer service. It's a flexible, streamlined solution which enables customers to future-proof their facilities without distracting them from their core business. At the heart of the solution is a state-of-the-art EV charging system, co-developed with global EV charging technology leader, SK Signet Inc.

Developed for seamless integration capability with Gilbarco Veeder-Root's existing full-site fueling, payment and service solutions, Konect enables new profit opportunities for fuel retailers, while empowering them to accelerate the journey to electric mobility. Fleet operators are also able to specify a turnkey, seamlessly connected EV charging offering that optimizes operational efficiency and delivers a smooth transition to electrification.

A seamless EV charging offering with fully integrated technology

Konect is ready to support and manage every step of the EV charging journey, including site selection and funding options, providing market-leading hardware and software solutions, and integration with on-site energy storage, loyalty schemes and point-of-sale equipment.

The deep strategic alliance with SK Signet has been built from the ground-up to deliver the best EV charger for fuel retailers' needs. The new system utilizes a common dispenser design unique to Konect, deployable across distributed and all-in-one charging applications. The dispenser features innovative payment, media and loyalty technology from Gilbarco Veeder-Root, and SK Signet's industry-leading DC fast-charging infrastructure – combining to deliver a seamless charging experience for businesses and end-users.

​​​​​​​The intelligent charging infrastructure is an integral part of a broader, fully integrated ecosystem. Based on a central cloud-based platform, the network connects multiple on-site services – from the point-of-sale payment and loyalty systems, to localized energy management and off-grid charging solutions. The ecosystem can also be adapted for fleet operators' requirements – enabling businesses in both sectors to maximize operational efficiency and profitability.

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