"Boulevard of the Future": Siemens as a pioneer in electric mobility at the IAA
Munich, Germany, 2011-Sep-12
The focus of the Siemens appearance at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, is completely on integrated electric mobility. On the "Boulevard of the Future" in Hall 4, Siemens offers insights into its comprehensive product portfolio for electric cars – which ranges from electric drive technology and charging infrastructures to smart power and traffic management, and renewable power generation. "More than any other company, Siemens is positioned to shape the future of electric mobility. As a system partner, with integrated solutions for both inside and outside the electric vehicles, we build the bridge between the automotive and the energy industries," said Siegfried Russwurm, member of the Managing Board of Siemens, who will visit the IAA on the first day of the trade fair (Tuesday, September 13).
The focus on electric mobility at the 64th IAA affords Siemens an opportunity to exhibit its entire portfolio for the automotive industry for the first time there. In addition to electric drive technology, power electronics and charging systems inside electric cars, the portfolio extends to the appropriate charging infrastructures as well as customized solutions for the development and production of electric vehicles and components. As the world's leading supplier of industrial software and automation technology, Siemens will contribute to optimizing manufacturers' production of vehicles, components, and batteries, thereby reducing the overall cost of electric vehicles. "At the IAA," said Siegfried Russwurm, "we will demonstrate that we are taking a holistic approach to the topic of electric mobility, and that, with our comprehensive expertise, we are providing decisive stimuli in the development of the market. In this field, we see ourselves as an extensive pioneer." At the end of August, Siemens announced its collaboration with the Volvo Car Corporation for technology development for electric cars.
On the "Boulevard of the Future," Siemens will also display its latest charging stations, along with smart grid-capable software solutions for control rooms. The parking lot charging stations can simultaneously recharge up to two electric cars with conventional battery capacity within one hour. In addition, the company will also introduce a new direct current charging station, which decreases the charging time to about 20 minutes. With its "fuel station of the future," Siemens is providing a glimpse of how quick-charge functions can be integrated into the automobile infrastructure of the future. New technologies, such as inductive charging stations, will also make it possible to provide recharging capability without cables or other barriers.