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Webasto Adds Two New Wallboxes to EV Charging Portfolio

The automotive supplier continues to expand its EV supply equipment product offerings with the TurboConnect™ wallbox,

Webasto ChargeConnect Application and the next generation TurboDX™ 2.0 Plug-In wallbox

Monrovia, Calif., March 30, 2023Webasto Charging Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Webasto Group, today introduced two new wallboxes to its EV charging product family at the EV Charging Infrastructure USA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. and at the EV Charging Summit and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada: the fully connected TurboConnect™ charger, featuring seamless integration into the Webasto ChargeConnect Cloud, and the next generation TurboDX™ 2.0 Plug-In charger.

The robust and reliable TurboConnect and TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In chargers are designed and manufactured to withstand any conditions while keeping users safe and secure. Certified according to global standardization bodies, like Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL), the Level 2 EV chargers also meet the needs of private and commercial business applications such as residential, fleet, workplace and destination charging. Additionally, both chargers are available for order from business and automotive partners with a later rollout for end-consumers.

“We are really excited about taking this next step into the future of electrification and demonstrating that we are an ideal partner for addressing the needs of electromobility,” said Michael Bauer, Executive Vice President, Webasto Charging Systems. “Every battery needs to be charged, and the TurboConnect and TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In wallboxes offer a high-quality, high-performance solution for workplaces, fleets, dealerships and other public or private lots.”

Webasto TurboConnect™ Charger for private and commercial business applications

The TurboConnect Level 2 charger marks a new beginning in the era of electrification. With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ethernet connectivity options, including OCPP 1.6J compatibility, the charger enhances the user experience while meeting the highest cybersecurity standards with a built-in Trusted Module Platform (TMP). The Webasto TurboConnect has undergone rigorous in-house validation assessments, including penetration testing and threat analyses, to ensure data remains private. Additional OTA software updates safeguard from zero-day exploits.

The Energy Star-rated wallbox charges up to 11.5kW at 240V with a maximum output of 48A, adding up to 50 miles of range per hour, depending on the vehicle. ETL-certified, this charger prioritizes safety with its continuous monitoring of ground, current and voltage, in addition to its leakage, thermal and auto-restart/recovery features. The TurboConnect charger also enables cost-efficient multi-system applications through capacity-based charging, also known as load balancing, and features a variety of interfaces, allowing it to connect easily to energy management systems and to provide optimized photovoltaic surplus charging. This makes it ideal for private, business, and public charging.

Webasto ChargeConnect App and backend now available in the U.S.

Webasto Digital Solutions, the perfect addition to the Webasto TurboConnect charger, puts EV charging administrators and end-users in complete control of their charging experience. Using the Webasto ChargeConnect Cloud, charging providers can benefit from efficient, demand-optimized charging. The Webasto ChargeConnect Dashboard allows for easy access to manage complex multi-charging sessions, checking on device status, retrieving charging history, controlling energy consumption, and much more.

For end-users, the app can easily connect with existing Webasto ChargeConnect Cloud services, enabling payments, data collection and analysis, and is now available for download on the app store.

Webasto ChargeConnect and the Webasto TurboConnect are the perfect pair for an outstanding and seamless charging experience.

TurboDX™ 2.0 Plug-In charger for cost-efficient and fast deployment

The second edition Webasto TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In saves time and project installation costs for residential or private parking lots. Designed with a focus on cost-efficiency and rapid deployment, this wallbox provides a reliable, efficient, and trustworthy EV charging solution. With no complicated setup or updates required, the TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In charger simply connects into a NEMA 14-50 receptacle. The slim and robust aluminum housing allows for flexible mounting options, including interior and exterior walls and posts, with the ability to support up to four devices on a single pole. It is also designed to withstand the harshest conditions and to perform under extreme temperatures.

The Webasto TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In charger provides a charging power of 7.7kW at 240V, adding up to 27 miles per hour depending on the vehicle. This wallbox ensures secure and reliable charging every time with future-proof safety features like a built-in ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and a thermal sensor on the NEMA 14-50 plug to prevent electrical hazard to you and your property.

Official Launch at the 2023 EV Charging Infrastructure USA Conference and the EV Charging Summit & Expo

The TurboConnect charger, together with the Webasto ChargeConnect digital solution, and the TurboDX 2.0 Plug-In wallbox will be launched at the 2023 EV Charging Infrastructure USA Conference and displayed at the EV Charging Summit & Expo, taking place in Las Vegas (March 30-31). Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to product experts, attend the Webasto thought leadership presentation on the importance of standards in the industry, and learn more about Webasto‘s EV product portfolio.

For additional details about the product and purchase options, please visit: https://www.webasto-group.com/en/original-equipment/charging-systems/americas/

About Webasto:

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to the mobility industry and one of the 100 largest suppliers to the automotive sector worldwide. The company’s offering includes in-house developed roof, heating, and cooling systems for various types of vehicles, batteries and charging solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles, and additional services related to thermal management and electromobility. Among the customers of Webasto are manufacturers of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and boats, as well as dealers and end customers. In 2021, the Group generated sales of 3.7 billion euros and employed around 15,700 people at over 50 locations. The headquarters of the company, which was founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany). For more information, please visit www.webasto-group.com

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