Saba and Bamsa will reinforce the presence of Electric Vehicle chargers in their carparks with Circontrol’s charging equipment and a network managed by Endesa. There has been an initial deployment in 14 cities and with the installation of 144 EV charging points in 36 car parks that are already working. An expansion of the network is planned, to include 400 EV charging points in 50 car parks through Spain.
For this project, Saba has relied on Circontrol’s technology choosing WallBox eVolve, an AC semi-fast charging station that allows charging to 80% of EVs battery in one hour, designed to meet the needs of rotation and subscribed users. WallBox eVolve is designed to be installed both in public and private locations where an innovative design is important to fit in an urban environment and WallBox eVolve series does it with a modern and stylish design. The WallBox eVolve series boasts a nice design with aluminium and ABS plastic housing, which has been combined in a robust structural design, to provide protection against both mechanical stress and severe environmental conditions. It also has a frontal key-locked door that facilitates maintenance and allows it to be installed next to the wall.
Exterior design is not the only important element in the WallBox eVolve series, it also includes communications either by Ethernet or 3G/GPRS modem connected to a back-office system by means of OCPP. This allows user management, billing and remote error diagnostics. This series is also designed to make the charging process easier by offering a flexible authentication, meaning that the user can either authenticate before or after connecting the cable to the EV, and a backlit display that easily and clearly shows charging instructions and plug status. To comply with the most demanding requirements regarding billing, eVolve series includes MID certified meters.
Circontrol and Saba working together in efficient parking
This wider presence of EV charging stations in Saba car parks responds to two facts. On the one hand, the increasingly important presence of electric vehicles that makes an extension of charging infrastructure more necessary than ever. On the other hand, this represents a step further to continue incorporating different mobility models and services that add value to car parks, conceived as service hubs that use technology to improve customer service. Circontrol collaborates with Saba in its car park management. In each square of the installation, Circontrol’s solution exists with a new system of LED lighting of very low consumption and great luminosity. This improves the user’s comfort and security when he is leaving or picking up his vehicle. At the same time this complementary illumination allows some lines of fluorescents to be turned off, maintaining an adequate level of illumination with a saving in electrical consumption.
Saba is a leading industrial operator that develops solutions in urban mobility in car park management, present in 9 countries in Europe and Latin America and has 378.000 parking spaces distributed in 1.100 centres.
Circontrol is a company founded in 1997 with headquarters in Viladecavalls (Barcelona). Its parking division designs and manufacture a global solution for efficient parking (guidance system, LED Lighting, energetic efficiency). Its emobility division manufactures a wide range of EV charging solutions that covers all market needs: domestic charge, slow charge (AC) and quick charge (DC).
Circontrol has a strong presence in the international market, where an 80% of its sales are allocated. Nowadays you can find Circontrol solutions in 52 countries with 30.000 charging points and 400.000 parking spaces managed with CirPark systems. Service is also very important for Circontrol, this is the reason why bet on a qualified aftersales service and a constant training for Circontrol partners are in company’s DNA.