SIEMENS AND YHI PARTNER IN NZ: E-BUS CHARGING MARKET

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Siemens


EUROPEAN global technology powerhouse Siemens has partnered with YHI Energy in New Zealand to support the country’s growing electric-charging market and launch its latest EV charging-infrastructure portfolio, the companies announced recently.

SIEMENS AND YHI PARTNER IN NZ: E-BUS CHARGING MARKET
L-R: Aaron Gillon, divisional manager, YHI Energy; Paul Ravlich, CEO Siemens New Zealand; and Chris Talbot, managing director YHI Energy.

The partnership will see YHI Energy - one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of energy products, especially in electric vehicle charging infrastructure - distribute Siemens’ state-of-the-art charging infrastructure portfolio, they confirm.

This agreement complements Siemens’ partnership with Cuthbert Stewart Limited (CSL), which distributes Siemens factory automation, process industry, electrical and drives products in New Zealand, Siemens clarifies. The YHI announcement also follows recent customer wins, such as the agreement to supply e-bus charging infrastructure to Go Bus, one of New Zealand’s largest bus operators.

Siemens New Zealand CEO Paul Ravlich welcomed the partnership stating: "Electrification of our transportation fleet plays a significant role in the decarbonisation of New Zealand. To achieve this, we need the right infrastructure in place, so the access to the best-in-class technology is more accessible."

"Siemens’ electric vehicle charging infrastructure is world-renowned and gaining significant traction here in New Zealand.

"However, to keep up with the demand and to also explore new avenues we need a local partner with deep market knowledge and a reputation for being the best in the business.

"YHI Energy isn’t just a distributor, but also a like-minded company that is passionate about the opportunity of playing a role in reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint.

"We are excited about this partnership and look forward to working closely with YHI Energy.

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THE PRODUCT

According to the companies, YHI Energy will distribute three key products from Siemens’ portfolio:

- Versicharge AC Smart Wallbox (7.2kW-22kW): a fully featured, space-efficient wallbox inclusive of smart connectivity and load management options as standard;

- Sicharge CC AC22 dual-port pedestal (22kW): an attractive and robust charger with unique branding options; and

- Sicharge D high power DC charger (160kW-300kW): an innovative DC charger enabling modular power upgrades, dynamic power allocation and up to five vehicles charged in parallel.

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FULL RANGE

Together with Siemens’ Sicharge UC industrial charger (125kW-800kW) for e-buses and e-trucks, Siemens electric charging infrastructure range provides a holistic, state-of-the-art portfolio for residential, commercial, industrial and public applications, Siemens explains.

YHI Energy managing director Chris Talbot said: "Our journey into electric vehicle charging stemmed from customer demand and has since grown due to increasing demand."

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