Siemens offers free EV charging to employees

Siemens employees at as many as 100 of the company’s locations in Germany will be able to charge their electric and hybrid vehicles for free. Its existing network of charging […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Siemens employees at as many as 100 of the company’s locations in Germany will be able to charge their electric and hybrid vehicles for free.

Its existing network of charging stations will be used, which it plans to expand with normal and high-speed ones.

The charging points will supply electricity only from renewable energy sources in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

They are equipped with smart charging technology and software from Siemens that integrate an electricity meter, billing and user identification.

They will be free to use in 2017 following which Siemens will decide on future electricity pricing every year.

It states: “A Siemens ID card is all that is needed to use the charging stations. However, only vehicles registered in the name of Siemens employees or their family members may be charged. For the future, the company is aiming to link the charging stations via an international network so that using a company ID card to charge car batteries will be just as easy at Siemens locations outside Germany as it is within the country’s borders.”