Siemens powers one of Lisbon’s tallest residential buildings towards an EV future

  • Siemens upgrades Lisbon’s Infinity building for EVs, aligning with the UK’s goal of 15,000 charging stations by 2025.
  • Vanguard Properties sees Siemens’ custom EV solution as pivotal in its digital transformation.
  • Siemens Smart Infrastructure integrates 200 VersiCharge wallboxes, smart charging, and focuses on seamless integration with renewable energy for sustainability.

Siemens partners with Vanguard Properties to prepare Lisbon’s iconic Infinity building for EV adoption

Siemens is making waves in Portugal’s capital by equipping one of Lisbon’s tallest residential structures, the Infinity building, with cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. This move is in line with the UK’s ambitious plan to deploy 15,000 EV charging stations by 2025.

José Cardoso Botelho, CEO of Vanguard Properties, commented:

“Real estate activity has a considerable impact both environmentally and socially on the community. Infinity is a project of immense pride to us, and an important reference of our digital transformation. We are glad to have collaborated with Siemens to create a sustainable building for tomorrow.” 

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Engineered and customised by Siemens teams in Portugal, this system allows for dynamic and intelligent on-site charging management. The VersiCharge wallboxes, strategically positioned across three floors on six charging islands, are at the heart of this infrastructure. The energy management system is not just about current needs; it’s designed for seamless integration with renewable energy sources and storage systems, aiming for future sustainability.

Markus Mildner CEO eMobility, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, stated:

“Managing EV charging infrastructure via intelligent load management is crucial for sustainable energy systems and grid stability.” 

The Siemens Xcelerator, an open digital business platform, facilitates this strategy, offering intuitive dashboards for building managers. These dashboards provide real-time insights into energy consumption, enabling optimisation of the building’s overall energy performance.

The successful completion of this future-proofing project will propel the Infinity building to become a landmark for EV adoption. The challenge of EV ownership in high-rise buildings is a major talking point in infrastructure rollout. This has the potential to lay the foundations for EV infrastructure in major buildings worldwide.

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