Siemens VersiCharge, an electric vehicle charger that is compliant
with TR25:2016 standard, has obtained the Letter of No Objection (LNO) from the
Energy Market Authority-Land Transport Authority Interim Joint Panel (EMA-LTA
IJP), pathing the way for it to be sold and installed in Singapore.
VersiCharge is a sleek and compact electric vehicle alternating
current (AC) smart charger capable of delivering up to 22kW of power through a
Type 2 plug or socket. It allows EVs to be charged quickly, safely and
cost-effectively, and can be installed in any parking lot in public housing,
private homes, commercial and industrial locations.
It is compliant with IEC and UL standards and meets a protect class
of IP56 and IK10, making it weatherproof for outdoor use and able to last for a
“Singapore is a key market in our eMobility strategy. With the
government's Singapore Green Plan 2030, the EV market is expected to grow
exponentially in the coming years. Siemens is poised to partner with Singapore
in its plan to deploy 60,000 EV charging points across the island by 2030, by
providing quality charging infrastructure, solutions and technology,” said
Arjun Raju, Head of eMobility for Asia Pacific.
The VersiCharge seamlessly ties
into many network topologies, comes equipped with GSM/4G/LTE, Wifi, Ethernet
and Modbus, and is compatible with OCPP 1.6 backend protocol. With simple touch
buttons and LED indicators for key functions, the unit is intuitive and simple
The Siemens VersiCharge Mobile App (available on Google Play Store
& Apple iTunes) further increases the usability and configurability of the
charger when connected. It allows users to schedule charging time, view energy
consumption, check charge status and more. The ability to pre-set the start
time of the charging process, in two-hour intervals, between two to eight
hours, enables users to take advantage of economical electricity rates outside
of peak periods and to significantly lower electricity costs. In addition,
Siemens provides cloud-based remote diagnostics and over-the-air updates to
future-proof the smart charger.
The VersiCharge is available in both single-phase (7.4kW) and
three-phase(22kW) versions for rated current up to 32 amps. For an average
passenger car, the charging time for a power of 22 kW is between 2.5 to 4