Circontrol’s eVolve Smart EV charger gets cybersecurity, communications and contactless payment upgrades

Barcelona-based Circontrol provides efficiency solutions for public and private car parks, along with smart EV chargers.

Now the company has made important improvements to its eVolve Smart “semi-fast” EV charger. The latest upgrade of the eVolve Smart charger adds new cybersecurity, electrical protection and communications features, as well as a new integrated contactless payment system.

Circontrol aims to make its products easily adaptable to different countries’ or customers’ needs and technical requirements, especially those required to comply with diverse European regulations.

“As the EV market continues to expand, it’s clear that different countries and customers have unique requirements tailored to their specific needs,” says Circontrol. “Circontrol considers it essential to offer solutions that cater for the diverse needs of both EV users and EV charger owners. This is why one of the main eVolve Smart upgrades concerns a new cloud-based contactless payment system.”

Circontrol’s solution allows customers to pay for a charging session without any registration process. The payment device can be easily adapted to charger owners’ needs, with just a software update.

The new version of the Circontrol AC post also offers various country-specific safety protections as optional devices, such as the PEN Fault for the UK or the NF for France.

The new eVolve Smart is compliant with the German Eichrecht Calibration Law, ensuring the exact amount of energy is billed while guaranteeing that the charging point data has not been altered by a third party. It has been designed in accordance to the V.3 grid connection norm from Elaad for the Netherlands.

The eVolve Smart system is now ready for OCPP 2.01, ensuring seamless integration with a back-office system. It also offers WiFi connectivity and an improved RFID reader.

The eVolve Smart is designed to be installed at public sites such as shopping centers, car parks or airports, as well as private areas like workplaces or condominiums. It offers 22 kW of power, comes equipped with Type 2 plugs, and is compatible with dynamic load management systems.

Source: Circontrol


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