Gilbarco Veeder-Root Introduces Total EV Charging Solution

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a global leader in retail & commercial fueling and convenience technology, introduces Konect

Konect presents a fully integrated suite of cutting-edge EV charging hardware and software solutions. Its design empowers businesses seeking to install EV charging infrastructure, reducing costs and maximizing return on investment (ROI).

The primary objective of Konect is to offer fuel retailers an irresistible proposition for installing EV charging stations on their sites. By minimising upfront costs and ongoing expenses while unlocking new profit streams, Konect facilitates a significant return on investment (ROI).

Support mechanisms

Konect's comprehensive support includes consultancy, installation, maintenance, and customer service, ensuring a hassle-free experience for businesses. The flexible solution allows customers to future-proof their facilities without diverting focus from their core operations. At its core lies an advanced EV charging system co-developed with SK Signet Inc., a global leader in EV charging technology. 

Dave Coombe, President of Gilbarco Veeder-Root,

Designed for seamless integration with Gilbarco Veeder-Root's existing fueling, payment, and service solutions, Konect opens new revenue opportunities for fuel retailers. Furthermore, it enables fleet operators to adopt a turnkey, seamlessly connected EV charging solution, optimising operational efficiency and facilitating a smooth transition to electrification. Dave Coombe, President of Gilbarco Veeder-Root, expressed, "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."

Total solution removes hurdles

Konect offers end-to-end support throughout the EV charging journey, including site selection, funding options, market-leading hardware and software solutions, and integration with on-site services like energy storage, loyalty schemes, and point-of-sale equipment. Om Shankar, Vice President & General Manager of Konect, added that EV adoption is critical, 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 significant part in the EV transition. 

Strategic collaboration

The strategic alliance with SK Signet ensures the development of the best EV charger for fuel retailers' needs. Featuring a standard dispenser design unique to Konect, the system combines innovative payment, media, and loyalty technology from Gilbarco Veeder-Root with SK Signet's industry-leading DC fast-charging infrastructure, delivering a seamless charging experience.

Jung-ho Shin, CEO of SK Signet Inc.

Characterized by a durable, ergonomic design, the charging system prioritises ease of use and maintenance. An intuitive touchscreen interface and a fast, seamless payment system ensure a smooth user experience. The intelligent charging infrastructure, part of a broader integrated ecosystem, connects multiple on-site services via a central cloud-based platform, enhancing operational efficiency and profitability for businesses and fleet operators. Jung-ho Shin, CEO of SK Signet Inc., emphasized, “The gap in readily available and accessible EV charging infrastructure is a major barrier to the broad adoption of electric vehicles. By integrating SK Signet’s fast chargers into the Konect platform, we will meet the needs of current and future EV drivers by providing more convenient, seamless and reliable charging solutions.”

SK Signet will manufacture the EV charging equipment for Konect in the US and Korea, further ensuring quality and reliability.​​​​​​​

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