Ultra-fast chargers from Siemens will be installed on the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah with the network connecting seven emirates.
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has chosen Siemens technology to help create an electric charging (EV) corridor, connecting seven emirates.
The nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers aims to help boost adoption of EVs by addressing range anxiety, and lay the groundwork for a more connected and sustainable transportation system.
Electric vehicle charging units
Ten Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW ultra-fast chargers will be installed on the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. To meet the changing market demands, the chargers have a scalable power up to 300kW and can be expanded with additional external dispensers for up to two additional charging cables.
All are cloud-connected devices which allows operators to monitor and manage the chargers remotely.
“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,” said Sharif Salim Al Olama, under-secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry.
“The UAE is committed and working with confidence to reduce the nationwide carbon footprint, by working on the demand side and supply-side”
“Electric vehicles are integral to this effort, and providing this fast, efficient and convenient EV corridor is a crucial 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 provides the foundation for the next phase of the project, which is to build an app for drivers to access and book chargers.
“This project in the UAE continues the success story of our public fast charger Sicharge D,” said Birgit Dargel, vice president sales eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “With a peak efficiency of 96 per cent, 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.”
The national EV Charging Corridor is the first project that will be delivered under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Siemens and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Siemens in October 2021 to establish a long-term partnership that will aid the ministry’s sustainability and digitalisation targets.
In addition to transportation, the discussions include smart building technologies, microgrid and industrial energy management and intelligent substations on the grid edge.