Vancouver green building company Nexii has partnered with Siemens to develop a new sustainable EV charger prototype.
Developed from ideation to implementation in six months, the prototype EV charging concept structure is designed for electrifying fleets and high demand charging applications at scale.
Rapidly developed and co-patented with Nexii, the prototype is the industry’s first EV charging system to house all necessary electrical infrastructure components that power EV chargers in an above-ground, enclosed, and low carbon structure.
The above ground design requires minimal disruption to existing parking lots by eliminating costly, time-consuming, and substantial civics works and reduces on-site construction waste and environmental impact.
“Construction and transportation are two of the biggest sources of carbon emissions driving climate change today,” says Stephen Sidwell, co-founder and CEO of Nexii.
“Bringing together Siemens and Nexii demonstrates the power of rapid ideation and development of solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. We’re excited to unveil this initial eV Charger prototype and look forward to even more innovations we can make working together.”
According to Nexii, the EV charger will be built faster and more sustainably using its patented Nexiite material and modular construction methods. Nexiite has comparable properties to concrete with significantly less embodied carbon and a weather-resistant design.
Installation of the prototype took only three days at Siemens’ research and development hub for electrical products and eMobility solutions.
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