Siemens’ new prototype Megawatt Charging System (MCS) recently delivered a successful 1 MW (Megawatt) charge for the first time during testing.

The milestone was achieved during a pilot pairing both the company’s prototype MCS with a long-haul prototype eTruck from an un-named, well-established OEM.

Prototype Megawatt Charging System [MCS] from Siemens successfully delivered a 1MW charge

Nicknamed SICHARGE; the MCS prototype is based on Siemens’ existing portfolio of the same name and consists of multiple SICHARGE UC150 power cabinets, a switching matrix and a customised MCS dispenser. The system’s switching matrix bundles output power from the charging stations, directing power to the MCS dispenser itself.

Based on current tests, typical eTruck batteries could see an 80% charge in roughly 30 minutes at a suitable charging station.

Markus Mildner, CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, added:

Especially in long-distance transport, electric trucks and coaches will need fast MCS during the legally prescribed driving time break. To ensure nationwide distribution of this, various requirements must be met including on the governmental side.

However, the successful test brings us a big step forward on the technology side and underlines our ambition to actively make transport more sustainable.



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