From Aberdeen to Bristol, Siemens UK has won a significant number of new contracts for Electric Vehicle (EV) rapid charging technology in the past few months and the company will be highlighting its recent success and growing reputation in the market at two low carbon vehicle events in September 2014.
Cenex LCV2014 technology exhibition and conference takes place at the Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford on 10 and 11 September and includes a seminar programme and over 80 vehicles to test drive. At Rockingham, Northants on 23 September, GreenFleet’s Arrive’N’Drive also showcases the latest vehicles and solutions to help run a more efficient transport operation.
According to Head of Electromobilty, Mark Bonnor-Moris, Electric Vehicles, network operators and drivers alike require an increasingly powerful and reliable EV charging infrastructure. One that delivers high availability and a consistent charging experience. ‘Siemens has the necessary technology and services to address the longer term challenges of this fast changing market. We deliver future proofed technology including multiple charging standards, dynamic energy management and enhanced customer access options’, he said.
In Manchester, the company has supplied and installed four multi-standard triple-outlet rapid chargers including one on the approach to Picadilly station for Manchester’s first 100% electric bus.
New rapid charging projects in Scotland include five new multi-standard chargers installed and commissioned for Scottish Borders Council and a further two new chargers in Stirling. The Scottish Government is delivering a network of public charging points for electric vehicles across Scotland. The scheme, which includes Transport Scotland grants through the Energy Saving Trust, will deliver charging points within every 50 miles on trunk roads and an integrated network will join electric vehicles with public transport.
The company’s largest EV project to date is also well underway in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire. The delivery of a complete EV charging solution includes 15 multi-standard triple-outlet rapid chargers with connection to the Pay As You Go national network provided by Charge Your Car. Project management, site design, civil and electrical works, installation and commissioning, and three years maintenance managed by the company’s field services team is also included.
Siemens is a major supplier in the growing UK Electric Vehicle Infrastructure market. The company’s range of industry leading charging technology includes both modular DC and AC variants for all charging standards, including CHAdeMO and CSC COMBO 2.