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Siemens wins new EV rapid charging contracts

Siemens will be highlighting recent contract successes in the electric vehicle rapid charging market at Cenex's LCV2014 event.

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.

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