Siemens to deliver 120 charging stations to Rome for EV sharing On
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has sealed another deal and will install electric vehicle charging in Rome. The new EV sharing service On ordered 120 AC charging stations to power their cars in the Italian capital. Siemens already installed the first 23 across the city centre with the remaining to follow within this year.
For On, the partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure means the company can make “a meaningful contribution to Rome’s future plans,” said Alessandro Di Meo, Managing Director. The sharing service includes e-bikes and e-scooters, and electric cars, although make and numbers are unknown. On the website, On speaks of various vehicles and manufacturers.
Siemens provides the charging infrastructure, consisting of 120 Sicharge AC22 charging stations. Two electric vehicles can charge simultaneously at each column with a capacity of 22 kW. Two 230 Volt AC power sockets also offer recharge for e-bikes and electric scooters from On.
Part of the contract is a cloud-based platform for charging management. Siemens class it the E-Car Operating Center (E-Car OC), which allows billing through the export of processed data to adjacent systems for use in further processes. In the case of ON, the provider uses the data to map all Siemens charge points and their availability and operational status in real-time. The On drivers can start the charging process and payment services on the smartphone app.
“Switching to electric vehicles is only one part of the transformation to future urban mobility,” said Jean-Christoph Heyne, head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “It is also about providing flexibility and availability, for example, by sharing e-cars or other alternative means of transportation, such as e-bikes. A connected charging infrastructure, comprising hardware and software, creates the basis for such services.”
Rome is implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. For example, installing shared mobility services for car and bike-sharing is a key feature of the plan. Apart from On, Romans may also rent e-scooters through the Spanish company Acciona as reported.