Siemens Unveils Fast and Flexible Charging Solution for Electric Buses, Trucks, and Heavy-Duty Vehicles at ACT Expo
Manufactured in its Wendell, North Carolina, facility, SICHARGE UC is a modular charging system for electric fleets
August 31, 2021
At the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Siemens today announced the U.S. launch of SICHARGE UC, a modular charging solution for electric buses, trucks and heavy-duty vehicles. Manufactured in its Wendell, North Carolina, facility, the latest addition to Siemens eMobility solutions offers up to 600 kW of flexible power whether charging at a depot or en route. The modular design enables fast and secure charging, interoperability and lower installation costs.
Heavy duty trucks, construction machinery and buses are a major source of air pollution. A study by the Environmental Defense Fund found that transitioning to electric freight trucks used in urban areas by 2035, and all new freight trucks and buses by 2040, would eliminate more than 4.7 billion metric tons of climate pollution by 2050. To drive the electric vehicle future forward and tackle the climate crisis in the United States, President Biden recently signed an Executive Order with a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles. He also announced new long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards.
“As the United States continues to adopt stricter standards to eliminate pollution from trucks and buses, urban areas in particular are increasingly focused on complete electrification of transport – but will need the charging infrastructure to support it,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility solutions and Future Grid Business in North America. “We’ve developed the SICHARGE UC to support the commitments of states, city managers and fleet operators across the United States by providing a customizable EV charging solution that can quickly and easily integrate into existing depots with lower installation costs.”
The SICHARGE UC can power up to four charging dispensers, including options for both plug-in and overhead pantograph dispensers, with easy installation and scalability combining power cabinets to achieve up to 600 kW of direct current (DC) power. The cabinets are easily stacked with alternating current (AC) incoming and DC outgoing cabinets to help reduce installation costs by limiting the number of AC input feeds required for multiple cabinets.
Further, owners can optimize the SICHARGE UC with Siemens cloud-based services and depot management support throughout the entire lifecycle of the chargers, from planning to operation, to maintain uptime.
In addition to assisting utilities with the electrical infrastructure and equipment to support these charging sites, Siemens has also deployed a range of DC and AC charging systems, continuing its focus on PlugtoGrid™ for customers in the car, bus, fleet, and truck market. Most recently, Siemens announced its commitment to expand its EV charging manufacturing in the United States and, including its existing U.S. operations, the company is preparing to build more than 1 million chargers for the U.S. over the next four years.
Visit Booth #1323 at the ACT Expo from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 for a demonstration of the SICHARGE UC.
For more information on SICHARGE UC, visit www.usa.siemens.com/sichargeuc. To learn about Siemens’ full suite of charging solutions including the VersiCharge™ AC Series, visit www.usa.siemens.com/emobility.
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