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 EVlinkSchneider Electric and ChargePoint have announced a collaboration to unveil Schneider Electric’s new EVlink cloud connected charging stations with the ChargePoint network. This new offer includes hardware, software, ChargePoint connectivity and advanced services such as installation, deployment planning, project management and ongoing maintenance.

“Schneider Electric is committed to delivering a comprehensive offer of residential and commercial EV chargers and services,” says Mike Calise, Director, Electric Vehicles, Schneider Electric. “By partnering with ChargePoint, a world-class leading EV charging network provider, we are giving Fortune 1000, SMB customers and EV drivers access to the broadest range of comprehensive EV charging solutions supporting North American EV infrastructure mass-scale expansion goals.”

Key features of Schneider Electric’s new EVlink cloud connected charging station include benefits for the EV driver and station owner:

• access to the world’s largest network of independently-owned charging stations via collaboration with ChargePoint

• Cloud connected capabilities: robust data reporting can be used to analyze driver usage patterns by time intervals, station attributes or energy usage. In addition, station usage can be tracked, as well as energy consumption, prevented GHG emissions, average turnover, and session duration, among other attributes. Built in demand-response allows owners to monitor and manage energy load, and adjust power flow in 1% increments by station or region.

• consumer-friendly design, display and high-quality reception. The large LCD screen displays charging instructions, status and usage fees

 •location-based driver services and integrated billing: access to the free ChargePoint mobile app via iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices provides an easy way to locate stations, get turn-by-turn directions, view availability and make station reservations. Automated billing and transaction payment processing is available using a ChargePoint card or credit card. 

• additional services, such as EV readiness planning, geocentric adoption rate growth analysis, local and nationwide site auditing, and project installation and commissioning services. Advanced tiered services are also available. 

• standards compliance: UL listed and SAE J1772 compliance ensures compatibility with any electric vehicle entering the market today.

The Schneider Electric EVlink cloud connected charging stations will be available through Schneider Electric, its distributors and network of contractors. 

 

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