Webasto announced its launch of a family of global OEM Level 2 charging solutions with connected hardware, professional installation and full-service end-to-end support.
Level-2 Webasto EV Charging Station
The debut of the chargers in North America took place at 2018 CES, but the company intends to sell stations in Europe and China too.
There will be various versions of the stations depending on the market, and requirements for different power levels, plug standards and features.
In the U.S., Webasto Level 2 will be supplying up to 12 kW at 50 A (240 V).
For Europe, there will be 3-phase versions of up to 22 kW.
Certainly we could forsee a heavy weight automotive supplier like Webasto forging some deals with manufacturers, and ultimately taking a big part of the market pie.
"Under the motto "Driving the Future Since 1901", the company is presenting charging solutions that can be adapted to the specifications of car manufacturers as well as retrofit solutions. The offer includes a professional, nationwide installation and service network."
"Charging Solutions meets the highest standards for safety and performance The company will exhibit an array of Level-2 charging stations designed for North America, Europe and Chinese markets at CES. Compatible with both Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Vehicles, these units are designed for home, business and multi-unit dwelling applications. Each are customizable to meet OEM vehicle-specific requirements. They are designed to meet the highest international standards for safety and once installed, will deliver reliable service and a positive end user experience.
The company’s wall mounted solution provides up to 50-amp or 12 kW of charging power and can be offered with connectivity and smart home capabilities. The wall mounted solutions with connectivity features comes complete as a UL compliant system with intelligent load management and SAE J1772; IEC 62196 – Type 1 plugs for the North American market. For more information on Webasto electric vehicle charging stations, please visit www.Webasto-Charging.com/us "
Fabian Bez, globally responsible for the business unit Thermo & Comfort, said:
“OEMs want partners who understand and quickly adapt to their development cycles, specifications and evolving engineering needs. As a technology leader for thermal systems, it is our goal to become the leading system supplier of charging solutions for electric vehicles.”