The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has selected Siemens to provide a nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers.
The new electric vehicle charging corridor aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the UAE by addressing range anxiety and enabling a more connected and sustainable transportation network.
Across the corridor, 10 Siemens Sicharge D 160kW ultra-fast chargers will be installed in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah on key highways connecting the seven emirates in the UAE. The chargers have a scalable power of up to 300kW and can be expanded with additional external dispensers.
“The UAE is committed and working with confidence to reduce the nationwide carbon footprint, by working on the demand side, supply-side and working on our different energies and future technologies to reduce our carbon footprint. Electric vehicles are integral to this effort, and providing this fast, efficient and convenient EV corridor is a crucial step in the energy transition.”
The Siemens chargers will be connected to the cloud to allow operators to remotely monitor and manage the chargers. The command-and-control system also provides the foundation for the next phase of the project, which will create an app for drivers to access and book the chargers.
Siemens will provide the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure with the new network’s charging infrastructure equipment, control and monitoring software and commissioning support.
“We are proud to support the sustainability program in the United Arab Emirates with our EV charging solution. This project in the UAE continues the success story of our public fast charger Sicharge D. With a peak efficiency of 96 percent, it is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers currently available. Its communication ability with the cloud provides operators with real-time information and flexibility to manage their charging network. Its intuitive, height adjustable 24” touch screen display as well as its elegant appearance guarantees a great user experience.”
This is the first project to be delivered under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Siemens in October 2021. The MoU establishes a long-term partnership that aims to aid the UAE’s sustainability and digitalisation targets.
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