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Hellonext and SBFC partner to provide 100% renewable electric charging solutions based on solar energy.

Focused on developing and distributing green and smart mobility solutions, Hellonext presents a complete portfolio of electric chargers (AC and DC), including the required services, from project planning and consulting to installation, maintenance, and technical support of all the EV charging infrastructure.

With a wide range of chargers, it provides all the tools required to build a smart, sustainable, and accessible ecosystem.

Hellonext also ensures the software solutions to centrally manage the EV charging stations, enabling advanced features such as user and fleet management, detailed analytic reports, integration of payment systems and roaming,

“The partnership with SBFC consolidates Hellonext’s strategy, to provide solutions for both public and private customers, allowing the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions and moving towards a carbon neutrality future.”, says Hugo Rigor, Executive Director of Hellonext. “We are focused on changing the energetic paradigm, providing sustainable solutions for both ​​electric charging and green hydrogen. The partnership with SBFC will allow us to present innovative solutions that combine ultra-efficient local energy generation with charging power control while being promptly scalable. SBFC’s experience will be an excellent complement to Hellonext know-how.

Being part of the Petrotec Group grants Hellonext 40 years of experience in the development of innovative solutions for the mobility and energy sectors. With a direct presence in the UK, France, Romania, and Spain, and a vast network of distributors and partners worldwide, Hellonext ensures international resources and the expertise to support its customers.

SBFC Solutions benefits from the experience and knowledge of the German company SBFC Hi Tech in the energy sector, to which it adds creativity and high-quality standards in the development of the best solutions to benefit from solar energy.  The company focus on the development of solutions for the construction and architecture sector, but also for the residential supply and electric mobility.

SBFC surprised the market with a 100% renewable solution that guarantees electric charging based exclusively on solar energy, ensuring that the average mobility in the EU can be ensured without high energy costs.

SBFC has been focused on creating innovative energy solutions with the aim of having a positive impact on people’s lives”, highlights Bruno Duarte Moreira, Executive Director of SBFC. “With our solar and energy storage solutions we contribute to a sustainable future, ensuring high standards of quality, as well as environmental and social responsibility”.

It is within these goals that the partnership with Hellonext has been established. “It is a perfect fit for our electric mobility strategy, anticipating the technical difficulties of the existing energy infrastructure. Partnering with a world leader in electric charging technology, we will meet the current needs while anticipating the emerging demands resulting from the exponential increase in electric vehicles”.

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Largest EV Charging Hub in Portugal, powered by Hellonext

Hellonext has recently provided ultra-fast 180kW DC EV chargers for the Lisbon Airport facilities, in a partnership between Galp and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

Hellonext team has been enrolled in the installation and commissioning of the project, delivering efficient and flexible EV chargers that will fit the most demanding needs of a busy location while ensuring a great user experience.

The H2 180 model is a fast and secure charger, ready to operate in the most challenging environments while ensuring maximum efficiency. With innovative capabilities, each H2 180 charger enable 2 simultaneous DC charging plugs and includes a 7-inch LCD screen with a user-friendly interface. The 180kW power ranging will charge 20% to 80% of the vehicle battery in around 15 minutes.

This new Hub at the Lisbon Airport is now considered the largest one in Portugal, counting 10 charging points for simultaneous charging of 10 vehicles.

Hellonext is currently expanding its charging network and will soon be available in more locations across Portugal, Spain, and the UK.




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EV Charger for Home Charging

If you intend to install your own EV charger at home, there are a couple of things you need to consider before selecting the best option.

Residential charging is a convenient and affordable way to ensure you always keep your vehicle charged. 80% of EV owners charge their vehicle at home either using their typical level 1 charging or improving the electric facilities to own a level 2 charging equipment, getting faster charger times.

If you think about owning an EV Car but have no idea where to start, just keep in mind that installing your EV charger does not have to be a daunting task.
You can charge your EV with the same electric outlet you already have at your garage or parking space. This type of charging is called level 1 charging and the charging station is normally supplied with the car. Despite being the easier way for you to charge your EV car at home it is not the most suitable. Level 1 charging is extremely slow to charge as it uses only a 120V plug. If you own more than one electric car, you will only be able to charge one vehicle per time.

The typical electric outlet will be suitable for an emergency or if you have plenty of time to charge your vehicle. If you intend to use it daily and you need faster-charging speed you will need to install a level 2 charging station.

Installing a level 2 charging station will require additional resources like a certified technician and an EV charger that can ensure the right level of performance and security. With a level 2 charging station, you will increase your charging speed. The difference from a typical outlet can be from 24 hours to 4/5 hours to achieve 80% of the capacity. You can select the charger according to your real needs (1 or more plugs, integration with app to check your charging rates, card reader to keep track of the usage in case you install it in a condominium, wi-fi access). There is a complete range of solutions that can adapt to your requirements.

With Hellonext AC chargers you will be able to find a suitable solution for your level 2 charging station. With capacities that range from 7kW to 44kW, Hellonext AC chargers are available for wall mount or pedestal, exterior or interior. You will also get the support of certified technicians that will guide you to the complete process turning this into a simple and straightforward process.

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