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DBT congratulates project partner Chakratec for the innovation award at the eMove360° Europe

DBT (code ISIN : FR0013066750 – code mnémotique : ALDBT), european expert of EV infrastructures is attending the eMove360° Europe exhibition in Munich, Germany on October, 17-19 2017.

Innovation award at eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe show is one of the highlight events in Europe on Mobility 4.0, gathering all the actors of the market during 3 days. This year for the first time, were awarded 6 innovation prices for Electric Mobility and Autonomous Driving. Chakratec won a distinctive award in the energy storage category, for the “Smart Kinetic Energy Storage” which enables fast charging in spots where network power used to be not sufficient. DBT is the charging infrastructure partner in the project and will use the new ultra -charger NG150.

Charging made possible where not

DBT is pushing electric mobility with a simple vision: “Charging all cars in all situations”.

Car manufacturers and utilities are currently mapping Europe with fast chargers but sometimes face issues in areas where the grid upgrade makes no economic sense. The joint development allows for cost effective technical solution to overcome local availability issues. The kinetic storage provides unlimited charge and discharge cycles and will adapt to the local site configuration, it can be set from 100kW.h to several MW.h.

Hervé Borgoltz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DBT said:

“We are very happy with this collaboration and expect many concrete consequences Both technical teams have worked together to allow for seamless integration of the storage to the control system of our flagship product.

The First pilot will be installed before Q1 2018: this will be a worldwide premiere where kinetic energy is used in e-mobility.

DBT also adds new technology to its large array of grid impact mitigating solutions with lithium-ion storage for battery second life recycling and bio gas regeneration.

Unveiling the kinetic project in Munich is important for DBT as the Germany is priority market and we will expand our field deployment in 2018. We  already have installed 125 Dc chargers throughout the country”


To visit DBT at eMove360° Europe

Hall C2, Booth 115

eMove360° Europe
Messe München (Arrival)

Hall C2, C3, Entrance North



18102017 Brève eMove award Chakractec EN

Consolidated Turnover for Financial Year 2016-2017

DBT, the European leader in fast charging terminals, announced a turnover of €9 million for the year ended 30th June 2017 in the environment of a rapidly evolving Electric Vehicle (EV) market.

  • Double-digit turnover growth in electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Power

Distribution and Access Control

  • One-off delay in Services activity and structural decline in Transformer sales
  • New rapid charger 150 kW: 1st installation in October, as per development plan
  • Very positive outlook for 2017-2018: order book of 546 chargers including 200
    rapid chargers and a strong rebound in the Services activity expected to reach €4M.


Consolidated turnover evolution 2016-2017


In million € – Unaudited figures 2015-2016 2016-2017 Change
Charging stations and associated services

  including Charging stations

including Services activity







– 8.5%



Transformers et urban furniture

including power distribution and access control stations

including transformers










TOTAL 10.0 9.0 -9%



  • DBT’s “Charging stations and associated Services” recorded a €6.7M turnover, down 8.5%, due to a one-off delay in the Services activity. DBT coped with a few months delay for the renewal of a contract with Nissan (the leading Electric Vehicle manufacturer in the world) an historic partner of the group. Signed in June (see press release of 16/16/2017), this contract now contributes to the current financial year’s turnover, as do several other contracts signed over the summer.

Electric vehicles charging stations sales are growing by 11%. DBT has delivered 879 new chargers (including 285 fast chargers) mainly in England, Spain, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Poland.

Driven by the very promising Electric Vehicles market, the “Charging stations and associated Services” activity accounts for 75% of the group’s annual turnover.


  • The historical “Transformers and urban furniture” activity, which accounts for 25% of annual turnover, declined by 19.6%. Power distribution and access control sales are growing at 8%, partially offsetting the forecasted decline in Transformer volumes despite the renewal of the three-year contract with Enedis (EDF Group).



DBT is a pioneer in the Electric Vehicle charging market and is now a confirmed leader thanks to its technology and operational experience.

DBT is the first actor to launch the new super-fast charger QCNG150 on the market which offers three times more charging power compared to current fast chargers (3x 50 kW or 150 kW capacity, only new generation charger capable of simultaneously recharging 3 vehicles of any make in 15 minutes). The QCNG150 perfectly matches the expectations of European charging station networks as it anticipates the arrival of new generation E.V. with battery range of over 500km.

The first installation of the QCNG150 will be made in Spain in October as per the company’s development plan.


DBT has anticipated the extremely rapid growth of the E.V. charging stations market which creates new jobs and demand for new skills. DBT has recently founded a licensed organisation specialising in the training of engineers and technicians dedicated to E.V.C.I (Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure). This is a strategic step, complementing and augmenting existing maintenance activities.


DBT also carries out numerous strategic R&D developments on crucial issues:

– A 350 KW heavy vehicle charger;

– A “Batteries Buffer” project (stationary energy storage to avoid the risks of electricity networks over-use) in Austria with an Israeli partner;

– Solar charging (Jordan, Abu Dhabi); and

– Induction charging.



DBT forecasts strong consolidated turnover growth for its fiscal year that started on July 2017 driven by:

–  The commercial potential of the new fast charger QCNG150;

– A totally renewed range of products (individual boxes, 7/22 KW semi-fast chargers, tri-standard 43/50 KW fast chargers …);

Confirmed client trust convinced by the products’ operating reliability.  The client portfolio has grown 28% from 450 to 575.

Gearing up of Services activity which will generate turnover of over €4M in 2017-2018. Different additional contracts are also being negotiated in several European countries.

Hervé Borgoltz, DBT Chief Executive Officer, said:

“DBT is ready to totally benefit from the strong growth of Electric Vehicle charging market. Thanks to the successful financial restructuring plan in spring, the company has the resources to cope with the increased volumes. We are continuing the deployment of our fast charging stations in Europe, boosted by very good reception of the new QCNG150. We also anticipate strong growth in our Services activity which will benefit from an innovative tele-diagnostic tool. The year-end dynamism strengthens our belief in achieving our growth targets and we are now very confident about our ability to make the most of the exponential market development”.



Set up in 1990, DBT is an industry reference in professional electrical equipment (access controlstations, power distribution units, current transformers) and the European leader in high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles.

The Group designs, manufactures and sells one of the most high-performance and comprehensive ranges of charging stations on the market, with standard (3 to 8 hours), semi-fast (1 to 3 hours) and fast-charging (20 to 30 minutes) terminals that are adapted to all types of uses and needs. At of 31st  December 2016, DBT had a network  of 17, 899 charging stations, 2,212 of which are high-speed stations. DBT serves more than 575 active clients such as Auchan, Autogrill, BP, EDF, Eurotunnel, Ikea, McDonald’s, Nissan, Sodetrel, and the cities of Bordeaux, Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, etc.

Awarded the label of “Innovative Company” by Bpifrance, DBT posted turnover of €9 million in 2015/16.

Based in Douai, the Group employed 70 staff at 31 January 2017.

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DBT unveils the 1st 150 kW universal ultra-fast charging station at the Paris Motor Show

the European leader in fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, has presented a new generation of terminals, making it the first manufacturer on the continent to offer a multi-standard ultra-fast charging station.
The NG150, an innovative new charger that can deliver up to three times the output of current fast-charging stations, was unveiled by the French SME at the 2016 Paris Motor Show from Thursday 29 September. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience and expertise, this latest generation of stations is ahead of its time and market.
Responding to recent announcements by car manufacturers and their promise of even greater autonomy for tomorrow’s electric and hybrid vehicles, DBT has risen to the challenge and, from spring 2017, will deliver a new range of charging stations that are more powerful, faster, and more compatible with existing and future models alike.
Hervé Borgolz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DBT, said: “The project we presented during our IPO is now well underway and today we are pleased to be able to unveil the latest addition in a new range of flagship products that will ensure we retain our position as a front-runner on the electric vehicles market. The deployment of ever faster charging stations that are capable of recharging a battery in under 20 minutes is crucial for the development of electric vehicles. With this new range of products, DBT is able to anticipate the arrival of a new generation of electric vehicles with high-capacity batteries that guarantee more miles of range for less charging times. We are very excited to be able to present this extremely innovative product to our clients and partners.”
Chargeur 150 KW

Universal, modular energy
The NG150 supercharger can deliver up to 150 kW per vehicle or up to 50 kW to 3 vehicles at the same time. It is already compatible with all electric vehicles on the market, whatever the charging standard used: DC charging, CHAdeMO and COMBO CCS, AC alternative charging.

Developed by DBT, designed for operators and users
Capitalising on its unique experience of more than 1,800 fast-charging stations across Europe, DBT has also drawn on its expertise in managing charging infrastructures to equip the NG150 with cutting-edge functionalities:
– constantly plugged-in;
– intuitive user interface which is easy to use;
– touch screen;
– secure bank payments;
– intelligent management for charging systems.

 Remote control
DBT exploits all of the technology available to allow network managers even greater interaction with its stations, and guarantees their reliability with advanced preventative maintenance programmes:
– display of real-time performance indicators;
– remote control and updates;
– simplified maintenance;
– connected services;
– technical assistance and maintenance service managed by SERVICE DBT.

DBT worked closely with the CHAdeMO and CharIN charging associations and car manufacturers before embarking on the design of its latest range of ultra-fast charging stations to ensure the compatibility of new products with current and future models.

 Made in France
All DBT charging stations are developed and manufactured at the industrial facility in Douai in the north of France, and 95% of its industrial partners and suppliers are French or European.


The NG150 will be given an exclusive premiere at the Paris Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles from 1 to 16 October 2016.

Public works contractor for the Aube department energy board, SAG VIGILEC, chooses DBT to supply 300 semi-fast charging stations

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

300 VDK stations for the Aube department and to complete France’s nationwide network between now and 2017

Located in the Champagne Ardenne region, Aube is one of the least equipped departments in terms of public charging stations. To address the situation and pursue its policy to develop the use of electric vehicles, the SDEA  has launched a deployment plan for new infrastructure that will:
offer drivers an alternative charging solution for home-to-work journeys;
contribute to and form part of France’s national network of stations.
DBT has been selected to supply 300 public road and highway semi-fast charging stations providing 600 charging points. One of France’s leaders in the design and construction of energy networks, SAG VIGILEC has opted for DBT’s VDK solution.
The very latest charging station to be developed by the company’s design office, and specifically intended for use on public roads and highways, the VDK will be configured to offer users two charging points with household and 2S sockets that can deliver up to 22kW of power, allowing them to fully charge their electric vehicles in 2 to 3 hours, whatever the model.
The stations’ ergonomics have been designed to prevent vandalism. Their socket cases will be protected by a locking front panel, and their customised colours and labelling will match the department’s signature image to ensure they blend easily into the landscape.

Communicating stations

The stations used will also be communicating stations fitted with an intelligent system that will allow for the geolocation and online reservation of stations, the management of access and payments, and the transfer of usage data to a nationwide roaming platform, giving all users access to an electromobility service.


DBT-CEV launches a UNIVERSAL fast recharge solution, in line with the new European directive.

DBT-CEV, European leader in the charging solution field for electrical vehicles, innovates again and again : the French SME set up on the market a new universal fast charging station. This new station allows to charge all types of electric vehicles in less than 20 minutes ( against 4 to 8 hours on the less powerful stations ).

Elaborated together with the Japanese and German manufacturers, this revolutionary chargins solution is the first to meet all the European directive recommendations, announced last january, by Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European commission for transports : the standardization and the implantation on a large scale of public charges infrastructures throughout Europe in 2014.

The new charging station is fitted with the COMBO standard (Combined Charging System), standard supported by automobile manufacturers, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Porshe, Daimler, Chrysler, Ford or General Motors. CHAdeMO standard is added to this one and already existing, compatible with Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda et Subaru manufacturers.

For more information, please check the press release.

DBT-CEV deliver its 800th Quick Charger

During Ecomobiel the Platform for sustainable mobility in Rotterdam, DBT-CEV announced the delivery of it’s 800th Quick Charger in Europe. The Northern France company own 60% of the European fast charging market. DBT-CEV is the major partner of Nissan for the deployment of a fast charging stations network all across Europe.

The program allows to connect European regions with fast charging solutions placed at strategic public locations (high traffic areas, etc.). Whether they are service stations in Italy, England or in Russia, Belgian supermarket chains in Belgium, restaurant chains in Sweden or in Austria, hotel chains in Netherlands, French parking companies, client profiles for this infrastructure vary greatly, implying a true interest in e-mobility from the whole industry.

This infrastructure allows electric vehicle users to enjoy added comfort during their commutes: indeed, EV drivers can capitalize on a larger geographic footprint with their vehicle, being able to go beyond their typical route and thus making the most of their e-mobility on a daily basis.

Developing e-mobility infrastructure for all

« By aggressively expanding the number of quick charging points across Europe, we give the opportunity to EV drivers to use their electric vehicle as any other regular car. Availability of fast charging infrastructure is key to this transition because it allows to attend electric vehicle drivers needs, for example during non-anticipated commutes. Public fast charging infrastructure represents an ideal alternative to slow or normal charging stations.”, states Hervé Borgoltz, DBT-CEV President.

You can find the full statement here

DBT-CEV is looking for new distributors in Europe

DBT-CEV the leader in charging infrastructure is looking for new distributors in Europe.

Today, electric mobility is one the highest priorities for every country. DBT-CEV is expanding quickly and is searching for commercial and technical supports localy.

If you want to be part of this adventure, don’t hesitate to join us !

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