First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Allego has selected Siemens
in a 12-month contract to support the deployment and operation of electric vehicle (EV) fast-chargers in the UK with the first project in London. Siemens’ engineers will work towards the requirements of the UK EV market and adapt through product developments to meet the needs of the petrol forecourt locations.
The new service agreement is supported by Siemens 24/7/365 UK Service Operation Centre with 350 trained field service engineers and rapid on-site response.
Siemens started commissioning multi-standard rapid charging equipment at all pilot sites last month with its QC45 Rapid Chargers which combine dual DC output for both combined charging systems and Chademo integrated into a single cabinet for the safe EV charging. Each unit is said to be capable of charging from 20% to 80% in less than 30 minutes with a power output up to 50kW.
Allego will manage all user-orientated services and sales including their accounts and tariffs in collaboration with the automotive industry, government agencies, service providers and electricity network providers.