Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the US has unveiled a new sustainable, EV charging concept structure designed for electrifying fleets and high demand charging applications at scale.
They say the new VersiCharge XL concept (UL standard) was created to electrify new or existing car parks and building structures quickly and efficiently by using a modular, scalable design made in partnership with Nexii Building Solutions using their proprietary, sustainable building material with low carbon footprint in the US.
The solution, which resembles a modern-day filling station, was developed in late 2021, and then installed in only three days at Siemens’ research and development hub for Electrical Products and eMobility solutions in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
This was developed and co-patented with Nexii, a green construction technology company. They say the above ground design requires minimal disruption to existing car parks by eliminating costly, time-consuming, and substantial civics works and reduces on-site construction waste and environmental impact.
“The massive growth of electric mobility requires an easy and rapid expansion of a reliable and sustainable charging infrastructure,” said Markus Mildner, CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “This specific concept shows how Siemens and its partners are working on new, innovative ideas to help support this growth in the US. market. Working closely with partners globally to meet local needs is very important to us and this cooperation embodies that spirit.”
They say the VersiCharge XL concept (UL standard) leverages proven power distribution technologies used indoors at locations like data centres and industrial facilities and “elevates them above-ground in a weather-resistant, outdoor enclosure”. This concept is designed to be installed to charge large numbers of electric vehicles using either level 2 or level 3 EV chargers in outdoor environments ranging from small office building parking lots to last mile logistic hubs, and up to a stadium car park.
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