Siemens announced it is a providing North Carolina-made charging infrastructure for GoRaleigh and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS).
Siemens eMobility and its 550-employee manufacturing hub located in Wendell, N.C., manufactured and delivered chargers to the local transit authorities to support new electric buses entering their fleets.
Siemens highlighted this work during an event on accelerating EV infrastructure deployment hosted at the company’s Wendell hub with Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Ross.
“Siemens is growing to help meet the demand we’re seeing for electrified transportation in North Carolina and beyond and as a result, we’re really proud to bring high-skilled, well-paying jobs to the region,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility in North America. “It’s incredibly encouraging to see transit authorities like GoRaleigh and CATS lead in making the transition to electrified fleets to not only offer more sustainable travel but provide environmental and public health benefits to their communities, and we’re ready to continue supporting North Carolina’s effort to make clean, reliable electric transportation a reality.”
In Raleigh, Siemens partnered with GoRaleigh and Proterra to help electrify the city’s transit buses. The project included the manufacturing and installation of three DC plug-in fast chargers and six dispensers at the GoRaleigh transit hub facility.
In addition, Siemens said it will help scale up infrastructure at their fleet hub with the installation of SICHARGE UC chargers later this spring. Launched in the U.S. last summer, SICHARGE UC is a modular charging solution for electric buses, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles.
GoRaleigh operates 27 fixed routes throughout the city's municipal area and also operates five regional and express routes in partnership with GoTriangle, the regional provider. Their new zero-emission, electric buses will become part of the City of Raleigh Department of Transportation’s transit fleet.