Siemens answer permits EV energy consumption to be metered individually

Siemens eMobility options is field-testing a brand new charging expertise known as the Meter Built-in Charger (MIC), which gives a technique to measure the amount of electrical energy used to cost an EV with the intention to monitor and handle consumption.

“At present, for many prospects who personal EVs, EV power consumption is combined in with all different utilization within the proprietor’s electrical energy invoice, making it not possible to establish the power prices from charging the EV versus the house’s air-con or lighting. With the MIC, the ability used for the EV will present up individually,” mentioned John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility options in North America. “This may very well be a game-changer for EV drivers in understanding their gasoline financial savings once they swap to EVs.”

New York utility Con Edison will recruit as much as 20 residential prospects with good meters to take part within the mission, and can share data on the charging habits of those EV homeowners with Siemens.

“This mission will check expertise that may assist EV drivers get priceless data on their charging, handle their utilization and decrease their prices,” mentioned Con Edison’s Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud. “The Siemens MIC may additionally make it simpler for us to encourage drivers to cost at off-peak occasions.”

The MIC makes use of an ordinary residential meter socket and an ordinary, commercially out there EV charging station. The meter will ship power utilization knowledge again to the utility, which may then share it with the client. The information can be utilized to invoice the EV on a separate time-of-use fee, although discrete billing is not going to be used on this demonstration.

Siemens expects to ship and set up prototypes of the MIC early in 2021.

Supply: Siemens eMobility