Compacting features: aesthetics and functionality in a new EV charger

Circontrol is the first Spanish company to manufacture EV charging solutions for each market segment. Circontrol has a wide range of products that adapt to different needs for our Smartcities, busineses and homes requiring eMobility products for: Desitination, Electric Bus, Traffic, Car Park, Workplace and Domestic segments.

01. Method

Facing a complete project from usability, avant-garde design and engineering requirements

Our challenge has been to design the housings of the new EV charger equipment, adapting to the complexities and restrictions of the internal electro-mechanics of the equipment. Our goal: the creation of a device that is formally disruptive and that captures the attention of the sector, while it is better adapted to the digital transformation of existing equipment and to new user interfaces.

02. Process

From initial concept to a high-fidelity prototype: looking for sponsors

We dive into the mobility sector and analyze the company’s products to understand the existing restrictions on design. We work in an agile and coordinated way with the team of electronic engineers of Circontrol while they develop the electronic part of the project at the same time. The new component architecture will be ultra compact. We carry out the dimensional design and housing of the internal package of components taking into account the different technical configurations that it must offer. Then we go into style design, where Circontrol asked for a new language that speaks for itself and reflects the technological potential and performance of the new equipment. A process of design and refinement that is finally consolidated through the development and engineering of product, its prototyping and testing, DFM and accompaniment in the phases of industrialization and tooling.

Creation of a formally disruptive device that captures the attention of the sector adapting to digital transformation and an ultra-compact component architecture

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03. Results

A new EV charger developed in a record time of 6 months

Design of a new compact equipment suitable for different customizations and power versions or model with a formally disruptive design. The result is a product designed and adapted to the new digital reality of the consumer, offering a new EV charger that allows the incorporation of a large interface. This project has meant the beginning of subsequent product, brand and digital design collaborations with Circontrol.


Client
  • Circontrol
Design Lead
  • Pol Fantoba
  • Juan Izquierdo
Brand Design
  • Andrea Maita
  • Miguel Murcia
Sector
  • Mobility
  • Electric cars
Engineering
  • Juan Izquierdo
  • Jordi Mata
Product Design
  • Roc Miranda


Client
  • Circontrol
Design Lead
  • Pol Fantoba
  • Juan Izquierdo
Brand Design
  • Andrea Maita
  • Miguel Murcia
Sector
  • Mobility
  • Electric cars
Engineering
  • Juan Izquierdo
  • Jordi Mata
Product Design
  • Roc Miranda

Project highlights

Permissive Housing

Supports 3 versions of equipment


Avant-garde design

Reflection of technological potential and benefits


Simultaneous engineering

Parallel work process between client and agency


6 month

Development of the new product in record time


High compactness

Ultra-compact component architecture


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