Siemens Introduces VersiCharge EV Stations
Both VersiCharge models are weather-proofed for indoor or outdoor service and feature a flexible, plate-based mounting system. VersiCharge indicates charging activity from a distance through a simple multi-color indicator and features a 20-foot cord, with longer lengths available as accessories.
Full-function user controls feature a delay, familiar to most consumers, for postponing charge cycles after sundown when electricity rates typically decline.
Siemens VersiCharge SG, available in the spring of 2012, features two ways to communicate: built in ZigBee wireless, and user addable Wi-Fi through an internal expansion port. Ultimately, the flexibility of the VersiCharge SG will allow users to maintain a lower cost of EV ownership through utility enabled load management and other consumption control and monitoring capabilities.
"As electric vehicles gain momentum, the infrastructure and installation of charging systems becomes more and more suited to the engineering and distribution strengths of an organization like Siemens," said Barry Contrael, director, Low Voltage Business Unit, Siemens Industry, Inc. "Our long history of innovation, and our clear commitment to renewable and sustainable energy make VersiCharge EV charging systems a natural addition to our renewable energy products portfolio. We're excited about leveraging our strong distributor, utility, and contractor networks to bring safe, affordable solutions for electric vehicle charging to EV owners across the United States."