The company wants to increase accessibility of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure and financing solutions in North America and is partnering with EV technology and service companies.
Siemens has announced the formation of an eMobility Partner Ecosystem to increase accessibility of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and financing solutions.
It is targeting new and expanding markets including workplaces, retail spaces, multi-unit dwellings, residential developments and utility programmes.
The partner programme is comprised of EV technology and service companies that will enable customers to have access to Siemens’ catalogue of chargers, software and financial solutions, while maintaining the ability to choose from a variety of installers and network service providers.
“With this programme, Siemens is integrating a broad and talented suite of partners that will enable and accelerate the transportation electrification market,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens e-mobility solutions and future grid business in North America.
“Relying on initiatives like this ecosystem approach is an integral step in the right direction in our journey as a country and around the world to achieve a truly accessible and equitable EV future.”
The Siemens eMobility Partner Ecosystem spans multiple participants involved in electrifying transportation including electric vehicle service providers (EVSPs), like EvGateway, which installs and operates chargers at workplaces, retailers, and other sites, providing managed network services for site owners and the EV drivers using their facilities.
“By working together, we will deliver a market-leading home charging solution that accelerates the decarbonisation of transport”
“Our partnership with Siemens gives us the ability to provide a turnkey solution for the EVSE market. As a network infrastructure provider, we are able to work with clients of all sizes and adapt to every charging scenario,” added Reddy Marri, president of EvGateway.
“Together with Siemens, we are now able to bring the best available hardware and software to the table, not to mention our consolidated deployment pipeline that will help shape the EV infrastructure throughout the US. Additionally, our coast-to-coast coverage and continued expansion into new segments nationwide will ensure our growth for a long time to come.”
The ecosystem also includes installers and project developers who focus on the design and installation of EV charging facilities ranging from large truck and bus depots down to groups of Level 2 chargers at multi-family dwellings.
“Relying on initiatives like this ecosystem approach is an integral step in the right direction in our journey as a country and around the world to achieve a truly accessible and equitable EV future”
In addition, partners include EV original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) whose customers want to buy an integrated package of charging equipment with an electric truck or other EV, a freight mobility platform provider, Einride, delivering transportation-as-a-service (TaaS), as well as technology platforms like ev.energy that work with utilities to automatically charge EVs at the best times for the grid.
“Through this partnership, our smart-charging software will connect Siemens’ VersiCharge residential chargers to utility grid networks,” said Nick Woolley, CEO of ev.energy.
“Using ev.energy’s highly-rated app, VersiCharge customers will be able to automatically qualify for utility rebates, save money on their energy bill by charging during off-peak hours, and earn additional money back by participating in demand response programs in states like California and Texas,” Woolley continued. “By working together, we will deliver a market-leading home charging solution that accelerates the decarbonisation of transport.”
The ecosystem is one of several Siemens-led initiatives to support transportation electrification and help ensure an equitable EV future. Siemens is a founding member of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (Zeta), which advocates for national policies that will enable 100 per cent electric vehicle sales throughout the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty sectors by 2030.
The company also joined the Climate Group EV100, a global initiative committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
Siemens reports its eMobility solutions has deployed more than 75,000 chargers across the US, from 4KW chargers for homes to 600KW chargers that help run bus lines in some of the largest cities in the country.
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