Gilbarco Veeder-Root Launches New EV Charging Ecosystem

The system is specifically designed for fuel retailers.

May 15, 2024

Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR) launched Konect, an EV recharging ecosystem designed specifically for the fuel retail industry. Launched at the UNITI expo and created in partnership with SK Signet Inc., a global leader in EV charging technology, Konect offers a fully integrated, site-wide suite of market-leading EV charging hardware and software solutions. This system aims to help businesses install their own EV charging infrastructure while driving down costs and maximizing return on investment (ROI).

The system integrates seamlessly with GVR’s existing full-site fueling payment and service solutions, developed to maximize profitability in the convenience environment. Konect’s network, based on a central cloud-based platform, connects multiple on-site services—from point-of-sale payment and loyalty systems to localized energy management and off-grid charging solutions. It can also be adapted for fleet operators’ requirements, enabling businesses in both sectors to maximize operational efficiency and profitability.

According to GVR, Konect’s mission is to create the most compelling business case for fuel retailers to install EV charging on-site, by minimizing upfront capital and ongoing operating expenses while unlocking new profit pools to create a meaningful ROI. “EV adoption is at a critical point, with people and businesses needing confidence to make the switch. Widely accessible charging infrastructure is key to further uptake,” said Om Shankar, vice president and general manager of Konect.

Dave Coombe, president of GVR, commented, “With the launch of Konect, we are forging a future where charging for EVs isn't just a necessity, but a profitable venture globally. We are seeing exciting growth in this area for our business and clients, and we are committed to helping customers transcend current limitations in the EV charging market and accelerate value realization for their business.”

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