Siemens Smart Infrastructure is delivering charging stations as well as a cloud-based software for charging infrastructure management to On in Italy. The solutions provide the basis for a new electric vehicle sharing service in the city of Rome developed by the Italian start-up. The first 23 charging stations have already been installed in the center of Rome; the rest will follow during the year.
To support Rome’s transition to cleaner and better urban transport, the city is implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The goal is to promote accessibility for all and increase quality of life, as well as public health and environmental sustainability. An important component of realizing this goal is installing shared mobility services, for example for car and bike sharing.
“We are convinced that with our new zero-emission mobility project, which we just started with Siemens, we can make a meaningful contribution to Rome’s future plans,” said Alessandro Di Meo, Managing director at On. “With this new sharing service, citizens and visitors can experience an integrated mobility environment that enables the sharing use of e-bikes, e-scooters and e-cars. Our goal is to transform the mobility of the Italian capital with an innovative, efficient and sustainable approach.”
Siemens is providing the charging infrastructure to the project, consisting of 120 compact Sicharge AC22 charging stations. At these stations two electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously via two outlets with a capacity of 22 kW. At two 230 Volt AC power sockets also e-bikes, electric scooter and other new small e-vehicles can be recharged. These stations are connected to E-Car Operating Center (E-Car OC), Siemens’ cloud-based charging infrastructure software. Via E-Car OC the charging infrastructure as well as charging events can be managed. It also allows the export of processed data to adjacent systems for use in further processes, such as billing.
This data is used by the On app to show users where all Siemens charging points are located on a map, as well as their availability and operational status in real-time. The drivers can start the charging process and access related payment services on the smartphone app that is provided along with the web-based backend software.
“Switching to electric vehicles is only one part of the transformation to future urban mobility,” said Jean-Christoph Heyne, head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “It is also about providing flexibility and availability, for example by sharing e-cars or other alternative means of transportation, such as e-bikes. A connected charging infrastructure, comprising hardware and software, creates the basis for such services.”