Siemens installing electric vehicle charging stations in Virginia

Orlando, Fla., April 19, 2011 — Siemens Energy, Inc. has been commissioned to provide electric vehicle charging stations to support Loudoun County, Virginia’s new commuter park and ride lot in Scott Jenkins Memorial Park.

Located 30 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County’s initiative with Siemens represents one of the first electric vehicle infrastructure deployment projects in the area.

Siemens’ EV charging stations are feature-rich solutions that provide various benefits to both the charging station host and EV driver. The easy-to-use stations provide multiple power options, integrating aesthetics and ergonomics with sturdy construction. The charging stations are scheduled to be installed at the Loudoun County park by May 2011.

Siemens will install five multi-level charging stations for Loudoun County’s park. Siemens’ multi-level charging stations are dual output stations designed for public outdoor applications.

The stations deliver Level II charging and Level I charging through two separate outputs. Both outputs can deliver energy simultaneously.

Siemens’ EV charging stations will be equipped with connectivity via the largest and longest-running EV charging services network in the world, the ChargePoint Network.

The open-system EV charging network allows access to all manufacturers of vehicle charging stations, provides 24/7 station monitoring and driver support and is the only charging network with mobile apps for real-time station status and charging notifications.

Loudoun County is involved in a wide range of efforts to reduce the county government’s energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and raise awareness about energy conservation.

One step toward facilitating these goals is to install Siemens’ EV charging solutions to provide the basic infrastructure needed to serve the first wave of electric cars. Initially, the EV charging stations will be installed at the county’s Scott Jenkins Memorial Park to enable charging for commuters, as well as recreational visitors to the park.

In either instance, visitors are likely to park for multiple hours, which makes the park an optimal location for EV drivers to charge their vehicles.

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