Wallbox, a Spanish manufacturer of electric-vehicle equipment, will display its latest “fashionable” charging boxes next week at one of Europe’s top light-commercial-vehicle shows. The boxes will be unveiled at the CENEX LCV 2018 to be held at the automotive industry testing facility at Millbrook, some 30 miles (48 km) north of London.
Wallbox’s three smart and always-connected electric vehicle charging units include the 6.3-in. (16-cm) square Pulsar; Commander, with touchscreen functionality; and Copper, featuring facial-recognition access control.
All units are rated up to 22 kW, suitable for domestic and commercial installation, and connect to the myWallbox energy-management platform. Besides conventional power, the chargers also have connectivity through WiFi, ethernet or Bluetooth.
Wallbox operates in 30 European markets and overseas as far as New Zealand and China and partners with automakers and energy providers. The company is approaching 20,000 installations across all markets.
Wallbox co-founder and CEO Enric Asuncion says: “Customer understanding and innovation are fundamental to our approach. We have to remember that when people buy a plug-in vehicle, they are taking control and owning their mobility energy for the ﬁrst time. This is a big and very liberating change.
“To date the emergence of electric propulsion has mostly been framed in terms of societal and environmental change. We recognize these big issues but are also responding with a new design language, one that rewards the important choices people are making with solid engineering, creativity and functionality to deliver charging solutions that have emotion and ﬂair.”