Prototype Megawatt Charging System (MCS) from Siemens successfully delivered a 1MW charge. In fact, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has completed the first successful charge, in a pilot which brought together a prototype MCS charging station from Siemens and a long-haul prototype eTruck from a well-established OEM.

Siemens believes in megawatt charging systems for heavy vehicles

According to Siemens Smart Infrastructure, MCS charging can successfully contribute towards sustainable long-distance transport for heavy-duty vehicles. To drive further progress in the sustainable transformation of this high emitting transport sector, Siemens has introduced a prototype of the SICHARGE Megawatt Charging System. Based on the existing portfolio, the MCS consists of multiple SICHARGE UC150 power cabinets, a switching matrix and a customized MCS dispenser.

Markus Mildner, CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, commented: “Especially in long-distance transport, electric trucks and coaches will need fast MCS during the legally prescribed driving time break. To ensure nationwide distribution of this, various requirements must be met including on the governmental side. However, the successful test brings us a big step forward on the technology side and underlines our ambition to actively make transport more sustainable.”


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