ENGIE Vianeo, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Solutions and SSEC (a joint venture with CERTAS ENERGY France), has chosen to work with Siemens Smart Infrastructure to install a series of latest-generation charging stations. These will be deployed on the 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 networks. The charging stations offer modular power from 160 kW to 300 kW. This allows the battery of an electric vehicle to be charged up to 80 percent within 20 minutes. Each charging pole dynamically distributes the charge to two vehicles simultaneously and is equipped with a 24-inch screen for an optimized user experience. Because the charging columns have a constant efficiency of over 95.5 percent, electricity is optimally transferred to the vehicles. This allows energy costs to be optimized.
France passed the milestone of 100,000 publicly accessible charging points in May 2023. The expansion of the charging infrastructure is a key element in supporting the development of electromobility. According to calculations by Avère France, between 330,000 and 480,000 publicly accessible charging stations will be needed by 2030.
Today, Siemens is already providing answers to tomorrow’s challenges with high-performance, interoperable and scalable solutions for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Siemens eMobility offers IoT-enabled hardware, software and services for charging with alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) with a capacity of 11 to 300 kW for a wide range of applications in an environment where energy, building and transportation networks must be intelligent and therefore connected and interoperable.
“We are very pleased to be working with Siemens on this project. The expansion of the nationwide charging network is crucial for tomorrow’s mobility, in which the use of electric cars will become increasingly widespread. We need absolutely safe technology to ensure careful use of our energy resources and maximum availability of the charging stations. This is exactly what is required on the part of electric vehicle drivers. Thanks to its technical expertise and commitment to decarbonization, Siemens is the ideal partner for this project,” said Didier Liautaud, general manager of ENGIE Vianeo France.
“We are proud to accompany ENGIE Vianeo in the deployment of this solution, which is essential for the electrification of tomorrow’s mobility. Like our partner, we are committed to CO2 and barrier-free mobility. With its scalable design and dynamic charging capacity, the SICHARGE D range is a major step forward in meeting the challenges of electromobility,” said Olivier Delassus, head of the eMobility business unit at Siemens Smart Infrastructure France.