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What are AFIR’s requirements for charging stations?

Learn why our high-power charging stations have been designed to comply with this regulation seamlessly Regulatory shifts are crucial as the electric vehicle (EV) charging sector transforms rapidly. One example is the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), which came into force on the 13th of April, a new EU regulation that sets out minimum standards […]

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Introducing EV Charging at Petrol Stations

Petrol stations are a common stop for cars and other road vehicles. The rise of electric vehicles may not change this. However, during the transition, petrol pumps and EV chargers may coexist at these locations, as they gradually transform into charging hubs. Moreover, European governments have started to legislate to facilitate this transition. At the […]

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A perfect Charging Station For Shopping Centres

While it’s true that Electric Vehicle (EV) users primarily charge at home or their workplace, there are other locations where installing EV chargers could be beneficial. Shopping centres, for instance, are excellent venues for establishing an EV charging infrastructure. This type of location offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, resulting in different parking […]

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All-in-one solution, Key Importance in EV Charging Infrastructure

The landscape of EV charging infrastructure is rapidly evolving in Europe, especially with fast and ultra-fast charging stations. Anticipating the upcoming regulations of the European Union in 2025 requiring law a fast-charging station installed every 60 Km. In response to this new reality, at Circontrol we have recently presented our new Raption DC chargers range: […]

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How to electrify your fleet in 3 essential key points

The electrification of a company vehicle fleet is an excellent way to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. An electrical fleet offers multiple benefits in terms of fuel and maintenance costs. Concerning the difference between electrical and combustion, the first one can suppose a saving up […]

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How smart is Circontrol’s home charging?

A study published this October by the EV charging installation company Charge Guru on the charging habits of 67 French households highlighted some key aspects to keep in mind regarding home charging. Charging the electric vehicle at home generates an average increase in consumption of 28%, with average power peaks of 2.9 kW to 3.7 […]

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An actual 150 kW charge: the Raption 150 Compact’s commitment

Technical requirements of electric vehicle batteries and chargers are not always the same, and this lack of knowledge can lead to confusion during EV charging. For most of the electromobility sector, the higher the power, the more problems arise, due not only to the high technology required by the chargers, but also to the way […]

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Circontrol & Hymes Networks, a partnership success

Working together with partners to offer them the quality service they need is crucial for Circontrol as a manufacturer and supplier of EV charging solutions. Over the past 15 years, we have developed strong relationships with some of the most important players in the European electric vehicle charging world, and we have only been able […]

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A challenge for the electric distribution

Mass adoption of electric vehicles is expected in the coming years, and this will be accompanied by an increase in demand for electricity worldwide. The question is: will we be able to meet this growing demand for electricity? According to studies by experts in the field, the electricity generation capacity to charge the 140 million […]

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Is really an ICE vehicle cheaper than an electric one?

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] When drivers are asked about the main reason to choose a gasoline or diesel vehicle instead of an electric one, they use to give two main answers: the lack of EV charging infrastructures and the high price of the electric models. We have talked before about the first issue, and how the European […]

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Spain and France lead the EV sales panorama for this 2nd quarter in Europe

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Great news for the evolution of the market for pure electric vehicles in southwestern Europe. According to the data published by ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association)  the second quarter of 2022 is showing good results regarding sales of the different kinds of electric vehicle, that grew by 11,1% in Europe, showing specially good […]

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Why are interoperability tests a key factor?

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Charger-vehicle interoperability is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing which charging station to install in a home, business or other locations. In fact, ensuring a good end-user experience is a key factor, and making sure that charging will be optimal regardless of the vehicle model and charging conditions is […]

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Circontrol, committed to the UN 2030 Agenda

At Circontrol we work every day to make a cleaner and kinder world for people and the environment. In fact, our mainly activity is based on the development of EV chargers, which allow to implement electromobility as the most sustainable way to power our everyday life regarding transportation. But this is not enough: as manufacturers […]

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Electric vehicles versus combustion: which one really pollutes more?

Mobility is changing drastically. Our society is increasingly leaving combustion engines behind and opting for more sustainable possibilities like electric vehicles. After decades of research and efforts, public administrations worldwide, like United Nations and the European Comission, are finally taking commitments about sustainable mobility, joining sustainable development objectives like those promoted by UN for 2030. […]

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Insights from AVERE eMobility Conference 2019 at EVS32

Institutions and companies talk about present and future of electromobility Last May Circontrol attendend EVS32 in Lyon, the most important event for scholars, governments and professionals in electromobility. This event is organized by AVERE, an European association to promote electromobility created on the 70’s right after the first oil shock. AVERE has 1.000 members from […]

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eMobility, a big opportunity for petrol stations

Creating an efficient and customer-friendly charging network will be key elements to their success Mobility is changing against the clock and this will affect all agents involved, also petrol stations. According to an Accenture’s report that the most important trends regarding petrol stations in the next years will be the rise of EV usage (57%) […]

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Travelling around Spain on an Electric Vehicle

Rapid chargers installation is one of the biggest challenges for emobility expansion The deployment of Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure is very important for emobility expansion in a territory. The presence of charging stations, especially rapid charging in public roads, are key to reduce range anxiety, one of the most important brakes in the transition to […]

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EV charging evolution, the technology that’s coming

Technologies to make charging process easier and faster and to improve energy management, production and storage will be very important in the following years EV charging is a sector in constant evolution and there are constantly new technologies in development. Some of the technologies being developed now are: In this article we are going to […]

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