Siemens has equipped 64 ENGIE Vianeo stations at freeway rest areas in France with 320 high power EV chargers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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