Siemens UK will showcase its proven solutions and growing reputation in the UK Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure market at GreenFleet Scotland this week (25 and 26 April) at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Organised in association with Transport Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust and Scottish Enterprise, the 2-day event includes Evolution, Edinburgh’s Electric Vehicle Show.
On show, the company’s new range of industry leading, multi-standard rapid charging points includes both modular DC and AC variants for all charging standards, including CHAdeMO and CSC COMBO 2. For slow or fast charging, the AC charger with single or dual outlets provides single phase 3.6 kW up to three phase 22 kW charging output and can be floor standing, pole or wall mounted. Combining AC and/or DC fast charging both modular DC 20kW and DC 45kW chargers provide charging times of just 20 and 40 minutes depending on EV type.
Since launching the new technology in 2013, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire County Council and Scottish Borders have selected Siemens UK as their preferred supplier for the provision of AC and DC multi standard equipment and services.
According to Head of Electromobility Mark Bonnor-Moris, the EV infrastructure market is now moving away from the initial wave of low power under-utilised on-street equipment. ‘EV charging equipment manufacturers, drivers and infrastructure owners
are now demanding more powerful fast charging units that provide drivers and operators with improved and easier access to enable greater range and increased flexibility. This requirement for fast charging and improved access leads to the requirement for fully networked solutions both at an energy/load management level and at customer access level for increased payment options, availability status and reservations’, he said.