ENGIE Vianeo and Siemens Collaborate to Deploy Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles on French Highway Networks

ENGIE Vianeo and Siemens Collaborate to Deploy Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles on French Highway Networks

(IN BRIEF) ENGIE Vianeo, in collaboration with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, is deploying advanced electric vehicle charging stations on the networks of SANEF, APRR, AREA, and VINCI Autoroutes in France. The charging stations offer modular power from 160 kW to 300 kW, delivering up to 80% charge in just 20 minutes. Each station can charge two vehicles simultaneously and features a 24″ screen for an optimized user experience. The collaboration aims to support the growth of electric mobility and contribute to the energy and environmental transition. The deployment of charging infrastructure is crucial, with estimates suggesting a need for between 330,000 and 480,000 publicly available charging stations in France by 2030.

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 12-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE Vianeo, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Solutions and SSEC (a joint venture with CERTAS ENERGY France), has joined forces with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to deploy state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations. These are deployed on the networks SANEF (Société des Autoroutes du Nord et de l’Est France), APRR (Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône), AREA (Société des Autoroutes Rhône-Alpes), and VINCI Autoroutes. Combining efficiency and speed, these charging stations deliver modular power from 160 kW to 300 kW. They provide a charge of up to 80 percent in 20 minutes. Each charging station dynamically distributes the charge between two vehicles simultaneously and features a 24″ screen to optimize the user experience. The chargers’ constant efficiency of more than 95.5 percent optimizes energy expenditures by ensuring optimum power transmission to the vehicles.

Electromobility at the heart of sustainable development

In line with the current challenges associated with the energy and environmental transition, the mobility market has seen sustained growth for several years. In 2022, almost 200,000 electric vehicles were registered in France, an increase of 26 percent over 2021. By the end of 2022, more than 1.1 million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were on the road in France. Under the International Energy Agency´s Stated Policies Scenario (STEPS), the 2023 global outlook for the share of electric car sales based on existing policies and firm objectives has increased to 35 percent in 2030, up from less than 25 percent in the previous outlook.

In May 2023, France passed the milestone of 100,000 charging stations open to the public. Charging infrastructure deployment is a key element in the development of electromobility. According to calculations by Avère France, between 330,000 and 480,000 publicly available charging stations will be needed by 2030.

Today, Siemens is responding to the challenges of tomorrow with powerful, interoperable, and scalable charging infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles. Siemens eMobility offers IoT-enabled hardware, software, and services for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging from 11 to 300 kW for a broad range of applications, adapted to a context where energy, building and transportation networks must be smart and therefore interconnected and interoperable.

“We are delighted to be working with Siemens on this project. Strengthening the country-wide network of charging stations is crucial to building the mobility of tomorrow where the use of electric vehicles will become increasingly widespread. We will also need foolproof technology to ensure the careful management of our energy resources and a very high level of charging station availability, something that electric vehicle drivers rightly demand. Because of its technical performance and commitment to decarbonization, Siemens is the ideal partner for this project,” said Didier Liautaud, Managing Director of ENGIE Vianeo France.

“We are proud to support ENGIE Vianeo in deploying this essential solution for electrifying the mobility of tomorrow. We share our partner’s commitment to low-carbon mobility that is as accessible as possible. With its scalable design and dynamic charging capacity, the new SICHARGE D series represents a major step forward to meet the challenges of electromobility,” said Olivier Delassus, Director of the eMobility business at Siemens Smart Infrastructure France.

For further information on Siemens emobility, please see https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/energy/medium-voltage/solutions/emobility.html

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.

In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2022, the business had around 72,700 employees worldwide.

ENGIE Vianeo is a brand of the ENGIE Group that supports the development of e-mobility on a daily basis and over the long term by investing in and operating networks of public charging stations. ENGIE Vianeo aims to accelerate the transition to low-carbon mobility through commitment, transparency and simplicity. Drawing on the ENGIE group’s cutting-edge expertise, ENGIE Vianeo helps local authorities, companies and transport operators meet their decarbonization challenges, allowing all consumers to enjoy mobility while limiting particulate and CO2 emissions. For more information, visit https://www.engie-vianeo.com/ Facebook: ENGIE Vianeo / Twitter: ENGIEvianeo

Certas Energy France is a subsidiary of DCC (www.dcc.ie), a member of the FTSE 1001. Certas Energy France was formed in June 2015 with the acquisition of most of the Esso-branded service station network in France. Certas Energy France services more than 100,000 people per day with its network of 460 sites throughout France (more than 275 fully automated Esso Express stations, approximately fifty Esso stations on the freeway network, and its reseller customers).

Media Contact:

Christian S. Wilson
Siemens AG
+49 172 138 5608

Olivier Vuillemin
CERTAS Energy France
+33 643 01 14 88

Frédéric Tamaya
Communications Manager
Engie Vianeo
+33 1 44 22 33 61

SOURCE: Siemens


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