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Siemens Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Smart Grid Solutions

Siemens Energy, Inc. launched a new product line of EV charging stations, which includes solutions for residential, public and commercial applications, including integration into the Smart Grid.

Siemens’ UL listed electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) line includes wall-mountable, community multi-level and community multi-level II models. The company’s wall-mountable charging station is a 7.2-kW single-output station designed for residential and light commercial applications. Siemens’ public outdoor charging stations will be available in single Level II and multi-level designs. The multi-level charging stations incorporate a dual power output configuration, allowing both Level I and Level II outputs to deliver energy simultaneously.

Siemens’ EV charging stations will offer Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint® Network. The ChargePoint Network is an advanced software system that is open to all drivers of plug-in vehicles. Advanced features of the network include: 24/7 driver assistance, the ability to locate a charging station from any smart phone, the ability to detect charging station availability from a smart phone or Google Maps, EV trip mapping and driver billing.

Further, the ChargePoint Network provides Siemens charging station owners remote management, flexible billing, fleet management, maintenance and other on-demand software applications. Each unit is equipped with an ANSI C12 communications compliant meter. By incorporating connectivity options, metering capabilities and an open architecture, Siemens’ EV charging stations can be integrated into the rapidly evolving Smart Grid.

In addition to the charging stations, Siemens provides integration of EVs into the utility grid with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), load shifting through demand response (DR) programs, and the addition of generation capacity to handle widespread EV adoption—giving consumers options while avoiding service disruptions.

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