UAE chooses Siemens technology to power EV charging corridor

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has selected Siemens technology for a nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers that will help reduce carbon emissions and drive adoption of VE by responding to range anxiety.

Ten Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW ultra-fast chargers will be installed on the highways of Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. To meet changing market demands, the chargers are scalable up to 300 kW and can be expanded with additional external distributors for up to two additional charging cables. All are cloud-connected devices that allow operators to monitor and manage chargers remotely.

“The United Arab Emirates is determined and working with confidence to reduce the carbon footprint nationally, working on the demand side, the supply side and working on our various energies and future technologies to reduce our carbon footprint. “, said Sharif Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry.

“Electric vehicles are an integral part of this effort, and providing this fast, efficient and convenient EV corridor is a critical step in the energy transition.”

Siemens will 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 forms the basis for the next phase of the project, which is to create an app for drivers to access and reserve chargers.

“We are proud to support the sustainability agenda in the UAE with our electric vehicle charging solution,” said Birgit Dargel, Vice President of eMobility Sales at Siemens Smart Infrastructure.

“This project in the United Arab Emirates continues the success of our Sicharge D public fast charger. With a peak efficiency of 96%, it is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers available today. Its ability to communicate with the cloud gives operators real-time information and flexibility to manage their charging network. Its intuitive, height-adjustable 24-inch touchscreen and sleek appearance ensure an exceptional user experience.

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2021 to establish a long-term partnership that will contribute to the ministry’s sustainability and digitization goals. In addition to transmission, discussions focus on smart building technologies, microgrid and industrial energy management, and smart substations at the edge of the grid. The national electric vehicle charging corridor is the first project to be carried out under the memorandum of understanding. – TradeArabia Press Service

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