European electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturer DBT opened a US subsidiary in Chicago this January: DBT USA. DBT currently has installed more than 6,000 charging units in more than 20 countries to date. DBT USA business operations are already underway, and US assembly operations are planned to begin later this year.
DBT USA provides turnkey charging infrastructure hardware and software, as well as integration services for fleet, public, and in-home applications. In addition to providing Level I, Level II and Level III DC quick chargers, DBT USA has also secured strategic partnerships to offer a full range of sustainable charging infrastructure. Agreements with AllCell Technologies and Sun Phocus Technologies allow DBT to offer solar-powered turnkey on-grid and off-grid solutions. Under the agreements, AllCell will provide lithium-ion battery packs protected by AllCell’s passive thermal management system, while Sun Phocus will provide solar panels utilizing holographic planar concentrating (HPC) technology.
With the combination of charging stations, solar-generation, and energy storage, DBT USA’s customers will be able to design customized systems based on vehicle use, budget, location, and sustainability goals. DBT USA customers will be able to choose from three solutions:
- 100% Renewable: all electricity is solar-generated and stored locally, off-grid;
- Net Zero: solar energy fed into grid matches vehicle electricity use; and
- E-mobility Optimization: on-grid without renewable generation.