Webasto reveals new EV charging solutions

Subsidiary company Webasto Charging Solutions showcases TurboConnect and Turbo DX 2 Charging stations and Go Gen 2 High-Power Cordset at LA Auto Show.

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Webasto reveals new EV charging solutions

Webasto Charging Systems, a subsidiary of the Webasto Group, has announced the forthcoming wider availability of its TurboConnect charger beginning in early 2024.

As per the company, the TurboConnect charger, initially launched for high-volume customers in March 2023, will soon be accessible to a broader audience, making EV charging secure, efficient, and available for all. Webasto is also introducing two upcoming additions to its lineup – the Turbo DX 2 Charging Station and the Webasto Go Gen 2 High-Power Cordset, both set to be available later in 2024. The company has not provided details of the specific markets the products will be made available in. All the three charging solutions were showcased at the LA Auto Show held earlier this month.

TurboConnect charging station
The TurboConnect charging station, designed for both private and commercial use, features advanced Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet connectivity, complying with stringent cybersecurity standards. With a robust 11.5kW (48A) power output, it rapidly adds approximately 44 miles / 70 kilometres of range per hour, catering to residential, fleet, workplace, destination charging, and more.

Seamlessly connecting to the Webasto ChargeConnect Web Portal and App, it prioritizes reservation and QR code functionality, and integrates smoothly with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), providing cutting-edge solutions for efficient EV charging. Users can plan and secure charging sessions during peak times through the reservation feature, while the QR code functionality streamlines authentication.

The platform's ERP integration establishes a flawless connection between the charging infrastructure and broader organizational processes, enhancing efficiency and data accuracy. “These innovations highlight our dedication to a comprehensive charging solution in the evolving electric vehicle landscape,” emphasized Dr. Michael J. Bauer, Executive Vice President at Webasto Charging.

The Turbo DX 2 Charging Station is a versatile Level 2 charger with a power output of 7.7kW, offering the flexibility of a plug-in or hardwired option and rapidly adding up to 30 miles / 48km of range per hour. Encased in a rugged aluminium housing with advanced safety measures, the Turbo DX 2 addresses the need for efficient, safe, and reliable charging. Its integration capability into Smart Home Applications adds an extra layer of efficiency and convenience for homeowners. Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and supported by the Webasto ChargeConnect platform, the Turbo DX 2 is a comprehensive solution catering to the evolving needs of residential and public-facing EV charging.

The Webasto Go Gen 2 High-Power portable Level 2 EV charger is equipped with state-of-the-art safety features for the highest security and robustness. The cordset supports a maximum charging power of up to 9.6kW (40A) at 240V, swiftly adding up to 37.5 miles / 60km of range per hour. “This innovative solution excels in challenging conditions and epitomizes convenience and reliability,” said Michael Schoenberger VP of Research & Development of Webasto Charging Systems. He added, “Its compact and lightweight design, combined with high-power capabilities, caters to the diverse needs of EV owners, truly embodying the future of portable EV charging solutions, both at home and on the go.”

Exclusively available to high-volume customers in 2024, the Gen 2 Cordset offers white labeling options and can be customized according to specific requirements. All Webasto chargers support either the SAE J1772 or NACS coupler standard.

Image: Webasto

 

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