Technology/Services

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Enters EV Charging Space

Retail fueling and tech company partners with SK Signet to combine payment, media and loyalty technology with charging infrastructure
Konect EV chargers
Photograph courtesy of Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based retail and commercial fueling and convenience technology company, has launched Konect—an electric vehicle (EV) recharging ecosystem designed specifically for the fuel retail industry.

Konect was co-developed with SK Signet Inc., McLean, Virginia, an electric vehicle charger technology company. It offers a fully integrated, site-wide suite of EV charging hardware and software solutions for businesses wanting to install their own EV charging infrastructure while driving down costs and maximizing return on investment.

The new system uses a dispenser design unique to Konect and is deployable across distributed and all-in-one charging applications. The dispenser features payment, media and loyalty technology from Gilbarco Veeder-Root and SK Signet’s DC fast-charging infrastructure.

“Gilbarco Veeder-Root already offers some of the best software and payment capability in the world, and we're working with a leading EV charger developer, SK Signet, to provide the most powerful recharging ecosystem our industry has ever seen,” said Om Shankar, vice president and general manager at Konect. “Konect is fully integrateable with our existing full-site solutions and is poised to help supercharge the transition to electric mobility.”

Konect’s support includes consultancy, installation, maintenance and customer service. It also helps with site selection and funding options, provides hardware and software solutions and supports integration with on-site energy storage, loyalty schemes and point-of-sale equipment.

“At Gilbarco Veeder-Root, 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,” said Dave Coombe, president of Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “With the launch of Konect, we are signaling our commitment to helping customers transcend current limitations in the EV charging market and accelerate value realization for their business.”

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