DBT (ISIN Code: FR0013066750 – Ticker: ALDBT), the European leader in high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles, has announced the installation of 10 solar-powered charging stations in Jordan between now and July. A Ministry of the Environment initiative, the pilot project in the capital city will in time be extended to 3,000 charging points across the country.
The initiative has also received financing from the French government's FASEP-Innovation verte fund which supports demonstration pilot projects that use "green" or innovative technologies.
2011 saw the inauguration of a first EV solar-powered charging station equipped by DBT at the King Hussein Business Park in Amman in the presence of HRH Princess Sumaya of Jordan. Five years later, the device has proven its worth, prompting the installation, in collaboration with the city of Amman and in consortium with NETENERGY and HYSEO International, of 10 new charging points by DBT, including:
- 5 new generation semi-fast charging stations, each equipped with 2 charging points that can simultaneously charge two electric vehicles in 3 to 4 hours,
- 5 universal fast-charging stations that meet the 3 market standards (COMBO, CHAdeMO and AC/ZE Ready) and can charge electric vehicles in under 30 minutes.
Hervé Borgoltz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DBT, said:
"The French government's support for this solar-powered charging stations project constitutes a genuine vote of confidence for our ecosystem and proof of our capacity to innovate on the electric vehicle market whose long-term development potential is ensured by the sheer scale of current initiatives to encourage clean energies, both in France and around the world."
Solar-powered charging: innovative charging using 100% renewable energy
The DBT stations used in the Jordanian government project will be powered using solar energy captured by solar panels (HYSEO International) and stored in lithium-ion battery packs (NETENERGY) allowing completely off-the-grid charging.
The country's strong dependence on fossil-fuel energies and the constant increase in the number of combustion engine vehicles on the road have prompted the authorities to implement an environmental policy in favor of clean energies, in particular through measures designed to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
Set up in 1990, DBT is an industry reference in professional electrical equipment (access control bollards, power distribution units, current transformers) and the European leader in high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles.
The Group designs, manufactures and sells one of the most high-performance and comprehensive ranges of charging stations on the market, with standard (3-8 hours), semi-fast (1 to 3 hours) and fast-charging (20 to 30 minutes) terminals that are adapted to all types of uses and needs. With a fleet of over 16,500 charging stations, 1,553 of which are high-speed stations, DBT serves more than 450 active clients including Auchan, Autogrill, BP, EDF, Eurotunnel, Ikea, Kiwi, McDonald's, Nissan, Sodetrel, and the Bordeaux, Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine town councils, etc.
Awarded the label of "Innovative Company" by Bpifrance, DBT posted turnover of €17.2 million in 2014/15. Based in Douai, the Group employs 62 members of staff.
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