Charging ahead in Corby

- Corby, United Kingdom

Agreement has been reached with Electric Corby to install Siemens charging points for electric vehicles at the first of 10 locations in Corby, with a further 8 locations being finalised. With the support of Corby Borough Council, the latest Siemens EV charging equipment will be installed over the coming weeks.

The new network of Siemens EV charge points will help Corby strengthen its position as a leading edge location for ‘cleantech’ business investment, and bolster the wider ‘Plugged in Midlands’ programme and a growing national network of chargers supporting the emerging market for electric cars and light goods vehicles. Siemens charging solutions are designed, built and installed for long term field deployment and high level of usage making them sustainable long-term technology choices. The compact CP500A AC charging point, can charge two vehicles at the same time, reducing installation and maintenance costs, and maximising space. It can be easily tailored to charging requirements, and offers key advantages with its high safety standards and modular design. It allows the integration of calibrated meters for the exact billing of charged energy and/or feed-in meters for the exact offsetting of energy input with electricity providers.

Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Project Manager said: 'Electric and hybrid electric vehicles will play a growing part in the future of transport in the UK. We are delighted that having secured funding to assist businesses that are gearing up for the future we can now start installing the infrastructure that will support the growth of Corby’s economy.‘

Mark Bonnor-Moris, Head of Electro Mobility, UK and Ireland Siemens said: ‘We fully support the innovative approach being made by Electric Corby and Corby Borough Council to the future transportation needs in the area and the promotion of electric vehicles to local commerce. This landmark project demonstrates transition from low-power (‘trickle’) on-street electric vehicle charging to high-power and rapid industry-grade facilities based at work premises, increasing investment and the utilisation of electric vehicles. We look forward to the further development of the scheme to more businesses in the area.’

Siemens is also a delivery partner for Source London, the Capital’s plan to develop the UK’s largest electric vehicle charge point network with more charge points than petrol stations in the city, providing IT and services for the back office operations. Siemens capabilities in the Electric Vehicle market extend significantly further, from charging infrastructure and software to service maintenance, call-centre management and fleet services.

About Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division  Siemens

The Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division (Munich, Germany) provides solutions to customers whose business models are based on optimising passenger and freight transport. The Division bundles all Siemens business related to management of international traffic, transport, and logistics. This includes railway automation, infrastructure logistics, intelligent traffic and transport systems, and technologies for developing the infrastructure for electric mobility. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/mobility-logistics

About Siemens in the UK

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs around 13,520 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.2 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany.  For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk

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