Siemens and ConnectDER join forces to offer Plug-in home EVC solutions
ConnectDER, a company enabling consumers to decarbonize their homes by quickly adding new electric service capacity, will supply Siemens with a proprietary plug-in adapter for electric vehicle chargers. The new device will enable electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge EVs by connecting chargers directly through the meter socket, a convenient and efficient location available in every home. By bypassing a home's electric service panel, the adapter will save an estimated 60 to 80 percent of the charger installation cost by avoiding the need for electric panel upgrades.
Based on ConnectDER's innovative sensing and controlling adapter platform, this wholly new EV home-charging technology will be designed and manufactured by ConnectDER exclusively for Siemens. By allowing for a simple, 15-minute EV charger install, the technology eliminates the need for complex and prohibitively expensive installations. Nearly half of US home panels would need upgrades to allow the installation of a typical Level 2 charger, typically a 7-11kW device requiring 40-60 Amps on a 240V line. This is a major roadblock to EV adoption, especially for low-and moderate-income homeowners. The adapter will be offered exclusively through Siemens.
"Siemens invests in initiatives that help the world embrace electrified transportation, and we are pleased to partner with ConnectDER on this important effort," said Chris King, senior vice president of strategic partnerships, Siemens.
"While the EV industry continues to show explosive growth, to meet critical net-zero carbon emission goals as we have at Siemens, we must remove obstacles to broader adoption. ConnectDER's innovative solution to simplify home EV charging helps overcome these challenges and we are excited to work with its team to roll out this product rapidly."
Whit Fulton, CEO of ConnectDER said: "We are very excited to partner with Siemens, obviously one of the strongest and most storied electrical infrastructure providers on the planet. If we're going to meet ambitious decarbonization targets, we must accelerate the adoption of EVs -- the installation of EV chargers is a huge part of that equation. This technology saves homeowners thousands of dollars in electrical costs and will help make the move to electric vehicles considerably easier."