EVB – electric vehiclecharging station

From the beginning of its activity, PRE Edward Biel has been involved in the manufacture of electric vehicle charging stations, electric switchgears, LV cabinets up to 6,300 A, MV switchgears, MV/LV transformer stations intended for the professional power industry, public infrastructure, construction industry and other industries. Our offer includes products and technical solutions with a wide range of applications. We fulfil standard orders as well as those outside of our catalogue, thus trying to satisfy increasing Customer requirements. We prefabricate switchgears in line with many systems of well-known manufacturers. We provide services in the field of switchgear and control cabinet prefabrication at the Customer’s request.

EVB – vehicle charging stations

EVB is a series of innovative stations made by PRE Edward Biel that are intended for electric vehicle charging. Our stations are manufactured entirely in Poland and are an alternative to foreign manufacturers’ stations. Our stations are characterised by durability, 25 years of experience of our company and a safety guarantee of the equipment used thanks to the use of metal housings with protection class II.

Responding to the growing interest in the e-mobility market, we present to you the family of Electric Vehicle Biel, i.e. EVB.

An electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine

Electric vehicles are environmentally-friendly as they do not emit any exhaust gases, whereas the use of conventional vehicles results in an increased air pollution level, especially in larger urban areas. Because electricity can be produced using various sources, going for this type of powertrain is most flexible and safe in the context of raw material resources that are being depleted. Electric vehicles guarantee quiet and smooth driving, generating less vibration which significantly improves driving comfort.

Electric vehicles also have numerous mechanical advantages. They stand out with their uncomplicated design and achieve power train efficiency of up to 90%. Additionally, they make it possible to convert kinetic energy back into electricity (employing a braking process with energy recovery) – regenerative braking. They enable precise control over the generated power as well. This type of powertrain makes it possible to not use many additional mechanical parts which are components of an internal combustion engine car (engine, accessories).

Legal basis: the Electromobility Act as the driving force behind e-mobility

The Ministry of Energy prepared the Electromobility and Alternative Fuel Act. The Act came into force in February of this year and leads Poland directly onto an innovative path of alternative means of transport and sources of energy.

The EVB charging station meets the requirements of the Electromobility and Alternative Fuel Act dated 11 January 2018 and the Regulation of the Minister of Energy on the technical requirements for charging stations and charging points that are part of the road public transport charging infrastructure.

EVB charging stations made by PRE Edward Biel

EVB charging stations are innovative and modern devices that enable the provision of a charging service along with the charging process management system.

All manufactured stations are entirely Polish products made exclusively at a factory near Cracow.

 

Classification by charging power:

  • normal power charging point – from 3.7 kW to 22 kW;
  • high power charging point – from 22 kW to 150 kW.

Classification by number of charging points and capabilities:

PRE Edward Biel manufactures chargers for charging with AC and DC current:

  • with one charging point (Wallbox mini);
  • with two charging points (Wallbox 2M, EVB, EVB smart, EVBmax);
  • with three charging points (EVB, EVB smart, EVBmax);
  • or with a larger number of points in one device at the Customer’s request;
  • with the outdoor advertising media function (EVB Advert);
  • for electric bus charging (EVB CT);
  • underground chargers (EVB UG).

General information about the EVB stations

Each station is accompanied by technical documentation and a user manual for the owner where all necessary information on correct operation of the device has been included. Stations made by PRE Edward Biel have an overcurrent protection, a DC-sensitive residual current protection and a surge protection.

They satisfy the following standards:

  • IEC 62196-2 type 2 socket;
  • AC charging cable with SAE J1772 type 1 vehicle charging plug;
  • AC charging cable with IEC 62196-2 type 2 vehicle charging plug;
  • DC charging cable with CCS-2 IEC 62196-3 vehicle charging plug;
  • DC charging cable with CHAdeMO/JEVS G105 vehicle charging plug;
  • OCPP 1.5 and 1.6 J.

In the case of the EVB stations, there is no need to install an additional pre-station switchgear or protection cabinet. The station’s main disconnector, which cuts off the voltage, allows safe performance of service work. Protection class II of the EVB station ensures full safety of use and protection for many years. An efficient station cooling/heating system has been employed (heater-fan). The station’s body has been made of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminium. Each point works independently and has its own meter. Furthermore, turning on/off of the first point does not affect the other ones. Front/Back toughened-glass pane has been made of special safe glass, coated with individual graphics. The station is equipped with a meter compartment for installation of a meter for settlements with the energy operator.

EVB devices

Wallbox mini/smart

The EVB Wallbox mini stations are small wall-mounted chargers intended for private or public use, equipped with one charging point. Depending on the requirements, the point can have the following power ratings: 3.7 kW; 7.4 kW; 11 kW; 22 kW; 43 kW. There is an option to choose the charging point type: AC type 2 socket,  AC charging cable with type 1 or type 2 vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. The station is switched on automatically once the cable has been plugged in or using an RFID card supplied with the station.

Wallbox 2M/smart

The EVB Wallbox 2M/smart stations are wall-mounted chargers for private or public use with two charging points. Depending on the requirements, the point can have the following power ratings: 3.7 kW; 7.4 kW; 11 kW; 22 kW; 43 kW.  There is an option to choose the charging point type: AC type 2 socket,  AC charging cable with type 1 or type 2 vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. The stations are equipped with drivers for central system support of any operator – OCPP 1.6 J has been employed. They are available with a local management system (RFID Smart Control) or a remote operator system (Aurora OS).  The manufacturer of the station allows other operators and software producers to access its API.

Examples of configurations:

  • two points with type 2 socket and power rating of 22 kW each;
  • two charging points – AC charging cable with type 1 7.4 kW vehicle charging plug and AC charging cable with type 2 11 kW vehicle charging plug.

EVB / EVB smart AC

The EVB stations are standalone chargers for private or public use with one or two charging points. They are installed on a reinforced concrete foundation. Depending on the requirements, the point can have the following power ratings: 3.7 kW; 7.4 kW; 11 kW; 22 kW; 43 kW.  There is an option to choose the charging point type: AC type 2 socket,  AC charging cable with type 1 or type 2 vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. The stations can be equipped with drivers for central system support of any operator – OCPP 1.6 J has been employed. They are available as open stations and with an RFID card, a local management system (RFID Smart Control) or a remote operator system (Aurora OS).  The manufacturer of the station allows other operators and software producers to access its API.

The EVB charging stations are also made as EVB-UG underground versions, enabling installation in the urban space. The station is placed on a mobile hydraulic platform.  It is hidden in a well with high IP, made of recycled material, with the ability to eject the station’s housing using actuators and an electric drive whenever needed.

EVBmax DC

The standalone EVBmax for AC and DC is a super-fast charging station for electric vehicles. It is intended for places where a short stop of up to 30 min is planned.

The EVBmax stations are standalone chargers installed on a dedicated slab/reinforced concrete foundation. EVB Max DC are made with one, two or three charging points depending on the configuration. There is an option to choose the type of the charging point:

  • AC type 2 socket, power rating: 22 kW; 43 kW;
  • AC charging cable with type 2 vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. Power rating: 22 kW; 43 kW;
  • DC charging cable with CCS-2 vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. Power rating: 50 kW–150 kW;
  • DC charging cable with CHAdeMO vehicle charging plug. Charging cable length: up to 5 m. Power rating: 50 kW–150 kW.

Available as open stations and with an RFID card, a local management system (RFID Smart Control) or a remote operator system (Aurora OS).  The manufacturer of the station allows other operators and software producers to access its API.

EVB Advert

This is a series of state of the art chargers intended for the advertising market. The station combines the functions of a 1–4-point AC vehicle charging station with a power rating of 22 kW per each point. The station has been equipped with outdoor advertising media and multimedia screens of up to 60 inches (electronic advertising space), multimedia screens and citylight. The advertising space is placed on both sides of the charger in order to make the most of the commercial function.  The location of the EVB Advert station in public space (e.g. car parks, streets, etc.) allows natural “permeation” of the advertising message into consumers’ awareness while they are charging their electric car as well as other consumers during shopping, walks and travel.

As a modular station, the EVB Advert still makes it possible to upgrade it with additional functions that include but are not limited to a WiFi hotspot or video surveillance.

Furthermore, the station’s structure made of aluminium profiles and toughened glass allows free configuration of the layout of the station itself.

User-friendly EVB

Simple operation – depending on the configuration, the station is equipped with a backlit user manual found on the front panel, display or colour 7–10,2” LCD touch panel.

In order to stop charging, open the car with its key fob. Automatically locked sockets/plugs when starting charging prevent third-party tampering with the charging. Automatic unlocking when there is a voltage loss in the mains.

Each station has a dynamic charging current monitoring system. AC points have a system which controls the maximum load current depending on the type of vehicle. DC points have adjustable voltage and current intensity at the output of the rectifier system, allowing safe charging of electric vehicles.

The station has overcurrent, residual current, surge and thermal protections. An emergency switch on the facade to quickly cut off the power supply to the EVB max station.

Switching on, communication and management

Methods of switching on a charging station include but are not limited to automatic switching once the plug has been inserted into the socket (without restrictions), an RFID card, a Bluetooth application, entering a code on the touch panel, a payment card – a payment terminal and an RFID card with user billing software and implementation of new users. The station enables printing of receipts on the spot or sending them to the provided e-mail address.

Among other ways, the station can communicate via Bluetooth (Android), 3 LAN ports and a GPRS/3G/4G modem.

The station enables full power management with respect to temporary restriction on charging current during rush hour and gives the ability to restrict power remotely or measure actual charging energy of each point separately as well as send data to the management unit (station operator). Stations are equipped with drivers to support a central system of any operator – OCPP 1.5 or 1.6 were employed.

Installed local software and the RFID Smart Control system allow smooth adjustment of appropriate rates for energy consumption.

Metering and billing system

The EVB stations, as the only ones on the market, can be equipped with a metering and billing system for a Distribution Network Operator and an energy seller, without having to install a separate interface and measuring systems at the station.  The metering system is made in compliance with technical standards of an operator or a distributor.

Charging station accessories

PRE Edward Biel’s offer includes, among other things, the following accessories and installation components for the EVB charging stations: FB100 concrete prefabricated foundations, charging cables, SO vertical and horizontal protection posts and safety barriers as well as dedicated FA installation structures for the Wallbox station.

EVB upgrade

The EVB charging stations are modular stations that give the ability to upgrade them continuously with additional features such as a GPS locator, a wide-angle security camera, an LCD multimedia screen of up to 60 inches intended to display advertising content, a CityLight banner, a WiFi access point (hotspot) and communication with the emergency number (112). The EVB electric vehicle charging stations are an extremely interesting proposal on the e-mobility market.

Housing design

For complete safety of users, the EVB station’s housing is made of aluminium profiles with a thickness from 2 to 6 mm, connected with a specially made, safe, toughened varnished glass with a thickness of 6 mm. We make the housings in three versions:

  • non-varnished – polished aluminium;
  • powder paint coated;
  • insulation material coated – REM2 technology – protection class II.

Structural components are connected with each other in a very careful way in order to ensure high tightness. A wide range of colours allows freedom in design and free configuration of the layout of a charging station. The station’s housing is weather-resistant, especially with respect to UV radiation, acid rain, high temperature and heat, making it perfect for use in any conditions.

We also make housings to individual orders for Customers, made of acid-resistant steel, stainless steel or ABS.

Active LED

The station is equipped with internal active LED lighting, providing backlight for graphics applied to the glass front and all functional elements. The LED backlight changes its colour depending on the state of a station:

a) green – free charging point;
b) blue – station is currently charging a vehicle;
c) failure of the charging point/failure of the charging process.

Create your style

Unlimited design possibilities allow freedom in the selection of colours of the housing and graphics of each element of a station. The Customer can order a dedicated station in their company colours and one covered with graphics of their company starting with 1 piece.

REM2 – innovative technology

The EVB stations can be manufactured using an innovative technology whereby the housing is coated with special, highly durable plastic which, at the same time, ensures protection class II, considerably increasing the safety of their use. Protection class II has been achieved by complete, two-sided (internal and external) coating with an insulation material in a permanent and inseparable way with respect to the aluminium core – without the need to apply additional varnish. The station’s housing, made using REM2 technology, ensures increased anti-graffiti/anti-poster protection and an increased UV resistance index (0). Tests of parameters have been confirmed in accelerated aging and strength tests.

Technical parameters

The EVB electric vehicle charging stations meet all applicable standards and the following technical parameters:

Rated switching voltage230/400/480/800 [V]
Rated insulation voltage500/690/900 [V]
Rated frequency50-60 [Hz AC]
Impulse withstand voltage8 [kV]
Connection loaddo 400 [kW]
Protection classI/II
Operating temperature-30°C do +50°C
IP rating54-65
IK rating10
Network layoutTT, TN-S, TNC-S
Power supply2,5 – 240 mm2 Al/Cu
– IEC 62196-2 type 2 socket480 [V] do 63 [A]
– AC/DC charging cable with SAE J1772 type 1 vehicle charging plug480 [V] do 32 [A] AC / 125 [A] DC
– AC charging cable with IEC 62196-2 type 2 vehicle charging plug480 [V] do 63 [A]
– DC charging cable with CCS-2 IEC 62196-3 vehicle charging plugdo 800 [V] do 125 [A]
– DC charging cable with CHAdeMO/JEVS G105 vehicle charging plugdo 800 [V] do 125 [A]

Eco-friendliness

PRE Edward Biel makes environmentally-conscious and responsible decisions. At the same time, it creates standards upon which it bases the company policy. Eco-friendly activities are implemented on many levels, including through:

creation, manufacture and development of highly advanced products taking into account the aspect of eco-friendliness, which visibly contribute to environmental protection with respect to the reduction of emissions of pollutants, greenhouse effect, acidification, depletion of non-renewable energy and non-energy sources, carcinogens, etc. We base the manufacture of our switchgears on eco-indicators (LCA analysis).

And the EVBs are exactly one of such products.

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CONTACT

EDWARD BIEL
Manufacturer of switchgears

Piekary 363 near Kraków (Cracow)
32-060 Liszki

Szymon Biel
Chief Executive Officer

phone.: +48 696 673 646
e-mail: szymon@prebiel.pl

Opening hours:

Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: closed