This retail fueling giant is about to integrate DC fast charging at a lot of gas stations

Gas pump and convenience store equipment technology giant Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR) has launched a DC fast charging system that can be seamlessly integrated into its retailers’ gas stations.

GVR, which has over 500,000 installations globally, co-developed the turnkey Konect DC fast charging system with EV charging tech company SK Signet. Seoul-based SK Signet will manufacture the EV charging equipment in the US and Korea.

Konect assists with site selection, funding options, and point-of-sale equipment. It provides hardware and software solutions, integrates onsite energy storage, and sets up loyalty schemes. 

Konect’s DC fast charging system isn’t designed to be shoved in the back of the gas station on a separate network – it’s integrated into GVR’s existing full-site fueling payment and service systems.

GVR’s network connects multiple onsite cloud-based services, from point-of-sale payment and loyalty systems to localized energy management and off-grid charging solutions. 

GVR has made its Konect DC fast chargers compelling to fuel retailers by minimizing upfront capital and ongoing operating expenses and boosting ROI. 

Om Shankar, vice president & general manager of Konect, said:

[W]e aspire to remove hurdles and build an incredible business case for fuel retailers to play a major part in the EV transition. 

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

Konect’s system is available now in the US and Europe, with more markets to come.

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