| | | |

Siemens Launches Depot360: Zero-Emission Fleet Operations Solution in Canada

June 27, 2024

Siemens Launches Depot360: Zero-Emission Fleet Operations Solution in Canada
  • Depot360 portfolio simplifies fleet electrification with two new offerings: Depot360 Managed Services and Depot360 Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS)
  • Fleet performance, energy costs and sustainability objectives are optimized using the Depot360 AI energy and charging management platform
  • Roughly half of the software research & development for the Depot360 AI platform is being done in Canada, helping position Canada at the forefront of fleet electrification

Siemens is committed to helping Canadian customers manage and simplify their fleet electrification with innovative solutions, including locally-developed software.Faisal Kazi, President and CEO, Siemens Canada

With transportation being the second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and road transport responsible for almost three quarters of these emissions globally*, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has launched Depot360, a portfolio to optimize fleet electrification. The initial focus of the solution is on logistics vehicles, municipal transit and private bus fleets within depot, warehouse, and terminal facilities. Canada is among the first countries to offer Depot360 to customers, alongside the US, Germany, France, UK, Sweden, and Norway.

“The electrification of transportation is complex and requires a growing system of partners to tackle this enormous challenge,” says Faisal Kazi, Siemens Canada CEO. “Siemens is committed to helping Canadian customers manage and simplify their fleet electrification with innovative solutions, including locally-developed software.”

Siemens Launches Depot360: Zero-Emission Fleet Operations Solution in Canada

The two initial offerings from the Depot360 portfolio are Depot360 Managed Services and Depot360 CaaS.

Depot360 Managed Services optimizes charging and fleet infrastructure operations to maximize fleet performance, lower energy costs, reduce cost-per-kilometer and meet sustainability goals. To enable the Managed Services offering, Siemens has developed the Depot360 AI Platform. Approximately half of the employees developing this software are based in Canada.

Using this platform and its algorithms, a team of Siemens experts monitors and manages the charging infrastructure and fleet performance. Risks are proactively identified and resolved to improve fleet operations. Depot360 aims to guarantee charging station uptime and vehicle state-of-charge (SoC) for route completion.

Depot360 Managed Services will also help customers reduce energy costs with load-shifting (charging at off-peak, less expensive hours), and peak-shaving (schedule-based load management) capabilities. In future, participating fleets will be able to provide their DERs (Distributed Energy Resources) to wholesale markets for further energy cost savings.

We are thrilled to work with Siemens towards our shared goal of derisking the scaling of EV infrastructure for fleets. Together with Geotab’s leading EV telematics capability, Siemens Depot360 will help ensure that vehicles are properly charged when needed, while also optimizing charging schedules to minimize costs and carbon emissions.Eric Mallia, Vice President of Sustainability Solutions, Geotab

Thanks to telematics partnerships with companies such as Geotab, Siemens accesses near real-time connected vehicle data to further improve fleet operations. Siemens is pleased to have joined the Geotab Sustainability Alliance, a group of solution and service providers offering integrated solutions to help fleets operate efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint.

“We are thrilled to work with Siemens towards our shared goal of derisking the scaling of EV infrastructure for fleets,” said Eric Mallia, Geotab’s Vice President of Sustainability Solutions. “Together with Geotab’s leading EV telematics capability, Siemens Depot360 will help ensure that vehicles are properly charged when needed, while also optimizing charging schedules to minimize costs and carbon emissions.”

For customers looking for a one-stop-shop for fleet electrification, Siemens offers Depot360 CaaS. This is a zero-upfront investment solution encompassing consulting, depot design, construction, commissioning, and equipment – all financed into a single monthly payment. Routed in intelligent planning, all requirements are addressed in the solution, including fleet size and scope, grid connection, charging infrastructure, software, and ongoing maintenance, ensuring a future-proof solution to customer needs. With Depot360 CaaS, customers will also enjoy all the benefits of our Managed Services.

Source

More Information

More information is available is at www.siemens.ca/depot360

Related Story

Siemens Canada: Automate The Future Tour 2024

Automate the Future Tour is coming to a city near you soon. This cross-Canada tour showcases the latest in manufacturing and process technologies. Explore all aspects of factory automation, motion, and process automation– from the hardware and software that drive it, the newest technologies, and fully-integrated solutions – that can transform your operations to win in this highly competitive marketplace.

Related Articles



Editor’s Pick: Featured Article

Weidmüller’s u-control 2000: The Automation Controller

Weidmüller’s u-control 2000: The Automation Controller

Weidmüller’s scalable engineering software, u-control 2000, adapts individually to your requirements. And, the u-control is powerful, compact and fully compatible with Weidmüller’s I/O system u-remote. This article looks at what makes u-control the heart of your automation.

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are one of the main components of any automated system. A typical control system has inputs, outputs, controllers (i.e., PLCs), and some type of human interaction with the system, a human machine interface (HMI), for example.

Read More



Latest Articles

  • How to Select the Correct Data Cable for Your Industrial Application

    July 18, 2024 In this article, you will learn what the most common mistakes are when selecting Industrial Ethernet and bus cables and how to avoid them. All cables and wires that contribute to communication in any way are commonly referred to as data cables. However, there are significant differences such as the multitude of… Read More…

  • Legacy OT Risks: The Hinderances of Aging Systems – and How to Move Forward

    July 15, 2024 Today, the role of a chief information security officer (CISO) comes with a heavy ethical and social responsibility. Yes, we and our teams have a primary responsibility to protect the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures that provide vital services like electricity, water, oil, gas, healthcare, and food production, to name a few. As… Read More…