Siemens says it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations to the US government.
A total of 20 Siemens EV charging stations will be deployed to Veterans Affairs facilities in California and Michigan by the EV Infrastructure business of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities sector.
The EV charging station on the GSA Schedule is the community level II designed for public outdoor applications.
The charging stations will offer cloud computing-based services to automate payment processing and collect and track charging data.
The U.S. government operates the largest vehicle fleet in the country. Over the past two years, GSA has doubled the Federal hybrid fleet without increasing the total number of vehicles.
The resulting improvement in fleet fuel efficiency is expected to annually save almost 2,900 gallons of gas, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 275 metric tons and save taxpayers almost $116,000 in fuel costs.