MUNICH—During the recent IAA Mobility show here, Siemens AG showcased a future scenario that enables rapid charging of electric vehicles. It displayed a prototype of the Siemens Autonomous Charging System, which has a charging capacity of up to 300 kilowatts. It will be increased to more than 1 MW in a further development stage. A robot designed by Siemens engineers can handle the task of charging trucks, which require bulky cables.
To test the autonomous charging system under real-life conditions and complete its development, engineers are working with Einride AB, a leading developer of autonomous and electric transport systems. As part of this test, an autonomous truck was recently supplied with power.
“Electromobility is one of the most important pillars of the post-pandemic green recovery,” says Matthias Rebellius, member of the managing board of Siemens and CEO of Smart Infrastructure. “We’re working with customers, partners and governments to ensure that the necessary charging infrastructure is in place to accelerate its success.
“With our comprehensive portfolio, which includes hardware and software, we’re enabling charging to be seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructure,” explains Rebellius. “Our portfolio is complemented by our digital solutions that support energy efficiency and decarbonization.”