September 11, 2023
In light of the growing demand for dynamic charging solutions, Siemens AG announces that the company is set to acquire Heliox, a company focused on eBus, eTruck and passenger vehicle charging solutions. This acquisition is set to contribute to Siemens’ eMobility sector by helping Siemens tap into markets in North America and Europe while simultaneously empowering software improvement and digitalization.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Heliox creates and manufactures premier direct current (DC) fast charging solutions. DC chargers deliver power directly to the battery, resulting in an expedited charging time, making it an optimal solution for fleet operators seeking to maximize the operational efficiency of their vehicles. In addition, Heliox employs liquid cooling rapid chargers that use liquid-cooled cables to counter overheating at high charging speeds.
When the power of DC charging and liquid cooling are combined commercial vehicles fitted with larger battery capacities, this enables large EVs to increase their on-road time, minimize their dependency on charging stations and ensure the longevity of their battery lives, so fleets can uphold regular levels of productivity, even during long-range journeys, the companies report.
Siemen’s acquisition of Heliox represents a step forward in its commitment to advancing its existing portfolio of eMobility products and solutions while improving capabilities in power electronics. This important milestone will not only broaden Siemens’ product range but will also open doors to digitalization and software development in energy management and depot services, according to Siemens.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.