Dresser Wayne, a global provider of fuel dispensers and technologies, is exhibiting a full-scale concept model of an electric vehicle (EV) charger at the 2010 Automechanika trade show.
Even with all of the other advances in alternative fueling—ethanol, biodiesel, LPG, and natural gas—we recognize that there is a clear movement toward electric vehicles. Countries across Europe, including Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, are offering significant incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, and leading car companies are placing multibillion-dollar bets on hybrid and electric vehicle technologies that are expected to launch starting this year. We plan to be fully prepared for this continued growth.—Scott Negley, director of Alternative Energy Products for Dresser Wayne
Dresser Wayne will focus primarily on DC fast-charge solutions for the independent retail-petroleum space. Additionally, the company has plans for longer-term charging solutions for high-volume retailers, where consumers tend to have extended in-store times.
The issue of charging time is of particular importance to both retailers and consumers. We are hoping to address EV ‘range anxiety’ in the future by facilitating the ‘topping off’ of electric vehicles in approximately the same amount of time that it takes to fill a car with petroleum. To demonstrate our dedication to the development of these particular solutions, the EV charger concept will be showcased at Automechanika 2010 in conjunction with our Global Star fuel dispensers.—Scott Negley