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Dresser Wayne to Introduce Electric Vehicle Charger Concept Model at 2010 Automechanika Trade Show
Concept Model Demonstrates Company’s Ongoing Commitment to Leading-Edge Alternative-Fuel Dispensing Technology.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (September 16, 2010) – Dresser Wayne (www.DresserWayne.com), a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to green fueling technologies by 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,” said Scott Negley, director of Alternative Energy Products for Dresser Wayne. “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.”
With more than 100 years of innovation and service in developing rugged outdoor fuel- delivery and payment devices, along with a global network of customer and product support, Dresser Wayne is well positioned to play a significant role in the development of EV chargers. The company will focus primarily on DC fast-charge solutions for the independent retail-petroleum space, where charging time is critical. 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,” said Negley. “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.”
Dresser Wayne is currently collaborating with industry leaders and car manufacturers worldwide to further analyze the important issues of battery technology, connectivity, infrastructure, government participation, and consumer expectations, and ultimately to develop solutions to meet the wide ranging needs of this growing industry.
“Our goal is to pay very close attention to this complex ecosystem of OEMs, electricity suppliers, utilities, retailers, and consumers to facilitate EV adoption so that retailers can feel more confident about embracing this developing energy segment,” Negley said. “We’re determined to deliver the best EV charging products and services available— when and where our customers need them.”
About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com
9/16/2010 8:00:00 AM