Siemens has launched VersiCharge, 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, in Asia Pacific. It allows electric
vehicles to be charged quickly, safely and cost-effectively.
Measuring a little over a size 10 shoe box, the VersiCharge
can be installed in any parking lot in public housing, private homes,
condominiums, shopping malls, offices, airports and hospitals. It can be wall
or pedestal mounted and comes with an in-built RFID reader for user
authentication. The smart charger is compliant to 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 long time.
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 to operate.
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.
“We’ve developed the VersiCharge with sustainability,
optimization and longevity in mind. We want to help our customers meet their
carbon reduction targets with a future-proof product that is easy to maintain
and scale,” said Siddhant Gupta, Head of Future Grid for Siemens in Asia
At offices, malls and other shared spaces, the VersiCharge
can be intelligently networked with 24 other units in a parent-child configuration
to optimize interfacing with OCPP 1.6 compliant software backend and to
building management systems for energy and load management. Owners can also
make targeted use of their own generated energy, such as from solar panels,
thus optimizing their power consumption. In addition, Siemens provides
cloud-based remote diagnostics and over-the-air updates to future proof the
The VersiCharge is available in both single-phase and three-phase
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 hours.
committed to supporting electrification for customer segments across all
vehicle categories. Its solutions are geared to maximize the abilities of electric
vehicles to act as distributed energy resources, as well as enable the
effective harnessing of renewable sources. To date, Siemens has delivered
charging solutions in over 35 countries. The company continues its focus on
customers in the car, bus, fleet, and truck markets across Asia Pacific.
To find out
more about the VersiCharge, we invite you to join its virtual launch:
Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Time: 1000 – 1100 hr (UTC+08:00)
Please click here