By Greentech Lead Team: Siemens announced that it
has received a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 56 contract to
provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations to the U.S. Government.
The Siemens EV charging station purchase represents an
embrace of the Obama Administration’s directive that the federal government
lead by example in fuel efficiency and innovative technology.
Siemens will implement 20 Siemens EV charging stations to
Veterans Affairs facilities in California and Michigan. The EV charging station
on the GSA Schedule is the Community Level II designed for public outdoor
Siemens’ charging stations offer cloud-based EV charging
services via the ChargePoint Network, the largest network of independently owned
charging stations in the world. ChargePoint Network enables organizations to
attract large numbers of EV drivers to their charging stations and manage their
charging services, set up fees, automate payment processing and collect and
track charging data.
ChargePoint Network allows drivers to
find available charging stations, get turn-by-turn directions to
an available station, check station pricing and even make station reservations
through its three mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
“Siemens is committed to helping the Federal
government achieve unprecedented levels of energy efficiency and independence,
enhanced service to the citizens of this nation and a modernized infrastructure
for today and the future,” said Judy Marks, president and CEO of Siemens
Over the past two years, GSA has doubled the Federal
hybrid fleet without increasing the total number of vehicles. The resulting
improvement in fleet fuel efficiency is expected to annually save almost 2,900
gallons of gas, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 275 metric tons and save
almost $116,000 in fuel costs.
Recently, Siemens announced it will implement U.S.
Army’s largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range.