Siemens and DCS launch fleet charging service

Siemens and DCS launch fleet charging service

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Digital Charging Solutions have developed a joint charging service for corporate customers. The "Enterprise Charging Network" will give customers access to more than 190,000 public charging points in 21 European countries at present - but the service also goes beyond public charging.

The goal of the "Enterprise Charging Network" is to make it easier for fleet drivers and managers in companies to switch to electromobility, as Siemens writes in a statement. The service, developed jointly with DCS, is to be characterized by an end-to-end solution for charging at the company site, in public spaces and at home.

In other words, drivers should always be able to charge using the same tool via a company charging card and app, and thus also be able to bill - regardless of whether they are on the road at public charging stations or using the company's own charging infrastructure. Billing then takes place via an integrated monthly invoice in the fleet portal. Siemens speaks of transparency for the fleet manager and a reduction in administrative effort.

"The challenges of electrifying corporate fleets are many," says Jean- Christoph Heyne, Head of Future Grid at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. "In addition to managing and maintaining the hardware, the main issue is to make charging and all related processes as simple as possible. Charging corporate fleets needs to be as easy as charging a smartphone."