At the Eigerplatz bus depot, Siemens will install seven Sicharge UC 200 fast charging units, each with three dispensers. This means that a total of 21 bus parking spaces can be equipped with electric charging infrastructure. The Siemens charging infrastructure, consisting of Sicharge UC charging centers, dispensers and CCS2 connection cables, will be installed by Siemens in the existing depot during ongoing operations.
To manage this complex system with several Sicharge UC dispensers per charging center, a digital depot management solution from Siemens will be used in the Eigerplatz bus garage. It is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. This means that the software will be operated and maintained by Siemens and made available to Bernmobil for use. Among other things, the system monitors all electrical currents, generates reports on charging operations, and enables efficient diagnostic and charging management.
“Along with the charging infrastructure, such digital systems are a key element for optimal depot operation. This gives our customers transparency over all charging processes and, as a result, control over their energy demand and costs, for example” said Birgit Dargel, Global Head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “By offering the software as a SaaS model, Bernmobil can focus fully on the efficient operation of its electrified bus fleet.”