UAE selects Siemens to power ultra fast EV charging corridor

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has selected Siemens technology for a nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers, which will help reduce carbon emissions and boost the adoption of EVs.

Siemens Technology and Services is the Indian subsidiary of German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens that focuses on IT and management services.

According to the statement, ten Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW ultra-fast chargers will be installed on the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah.

“To meet the changing market demands, the chargers have a scalable power of up to 300 kW and can be expanded with additional external dispensers for up to two additional charging cables. All are cloud-connected devices which allow operators to monitor and manage the chargers remotely,” the company said.

Mr. Sharif Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry commented that “the UAE is committed and working with confidence to reduce the nationwide carbon footprint, by working on the demand side, supply-side and working on our different energies and future technologies to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Siemens will also provide the charging infrastructure equipment, control, and monitoring software, as well as training and commissioning support for the new network. The command-and-control system allows full monitoring and control of all units and provides the foundation for the next phase of the project, which is to build an app for drivers to access and book chargers.

“This project in the UAE continues the success story of our public fast charger Sicharge D. With a peak efficiency of 96 percent, it is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers currently available. Its communication ability with the cloud provides operators with real-time information and flexibility to manage their charging network. Its intuitive, height adjustable 24” touch screen display, as well as its elegant appearance, guarantees a great user experience,” noted Mr. Birgit Dargel, Vice President of Sales eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

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