Fast Charging: The Future of Electromobility

The smarter E Podcast Episode 178 | June 6, 2024 | Language: German

To make electromobility attractive not only for commuters and regional transportation, but also for travel, we need DC fast-charging stations throughout Europe. While conventional AC charging stations often take hours to fully charge a battery, DC fast chargers can do this in minutes. But what is the current state of the DC fast charging network? What developments and innovations are there? And what hurdles and challenges need to be overcome?

We talk about this with Marcel Brzank, Head of Product Lifecycle Management High Power Charging at Siemens.


  • 03:48 What is the state of the charging infrastructure in Europe, especially with regard to DC fast charging stations?
  • 04:51 What role does fast charging play at Siemens?
  • 08:25 What challenges do you see in scaling the charging infrastructure to meet future demand?
  • 16:05 Pilot project at the M1 filling station in Pattensen: How exactly does the project work, what role does the combination of fast chargers and battery storage play?
  • 20:29 Keyword CyberSecurity: What measures is Siemens taking to ensure the security of its chargers?
  • 22:47 How has the market for DC fast charging changed in recent years and what trends do you see in the near future?

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About Marcel Brzank and Siemens

Marcel Brzank, Head of Product Lifecycle Management High Power Charging at Siemens

Marcel Brzank is head of product management for the Siemens product portfolio in the field of high-power DC charging. Previously, he held various positions at Siemens and other companies, both in the power distribution industry and in the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage and charging technology. Marcel is an engineer at heart and has a strong business acumen that strives to build strong teams. His personal interests range from sports to technology, with a focus on breakthrough developments and their impact on society.

Together with visionary customers, Siemens is making eMobility a reality - today and in the future. Electromobility is the norm. That's why Siemens is working intensively with OEMs, energy suppliers, fleet operators, companies, cities and customers. In addition to products, Siemens also offers complete solutions for electromobility that combine many years of expertise, innovative software and high-performance products.

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