Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the United States unveiled an electric vehicle (EV) charging concept structure at Peachtree Corners that can electrify large-scale fleets.
The city in the US state of Georgia is home to advanced smart city ecosystems, with smart connected technologies developed under real-world conditions.
The new VersiCharge XL (UL Listed) concept was created to electrify parking lots and new or existing building structures using a modular design created in partnership with green building technology company Nexii Building Solutions.
According to Siemens, the EV Charging System houses all of the necessary electrical infrastructure components that power the EV chargers in an above-ground, enclosed, low-carbon structure.
According to Siemens, the above-ground design requires minimal disruption to existing parking lots by eliminating costly, time-consuming and extensive civic works and reducing on-site construction waste and environmental impact.
Markus Mildner, CEO of eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, says: “The massive growth of electric mobility requires easy and rapid expansion of a reliable and sustainable charging infrastructure. This specific concept shows how Siemens and its partners are working on innovative new ideas to help support this growth in the US market.
The VersiCharge XL (UL Listed) concept takes power distribution technologies used indoors in places like data centers and industrial facilities and elevates them into a weatherproof enclosure, the company adds.
The system is expected to charge a large number of electric vehicles in outdoor environments ranging from parking lots of small office buildings to last mile logistics centers, and even a stadium parking lot.
The prototype was created using Nexii’s Nexiite building material, which has properties comparable to concrete, as the vertical structure to support Siemens Sentron Busway systems that connect to power EV chargers.