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Schneider Electric collaborates with ChargePoint on EVlink cloud charging stations

5 May 2014

Schneider Electric, in collaboration with ChargePoint, introduced 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.

With this partnership, Schneider Electric makes it easier for EV drivers and station owners to leverage ChargePoint, the world’s largest and most open EV charging network.

Key features of Schneider Electric’s new EVlink cloud connected charging station include:

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

  • 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.

  • Available in a pedestal and wall mount, the user-friendly, clean and simple design is ideal for ad posting capability and individual branding with custom decal and skinning techniques. The large LCD screen displays charging instructions, status and usage fees. Real-time notifications from the stations during charging inform drivers of the charging status.

  • 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.

  • Station owners have access to a number of services including EV readiness planning, geocentric adoption rate growth analysis, local and nationwide site auditing, project installation and commissioning services. Advanced tiered services are also available including extended warranty, routine ongoing preventative maintenance, critical turnaround services and expedited parts replacements. Station management solutions offered include remote monitoring & diagnostics, rate scheduling, utilization analysis and advanced services such as special lease financing and power performance agreements.

  • UL listed and SAE J1772 compliance ensures compatibility with any electric vehicle entering the market today. Additionally, EVlink charging stations are assembled in USA in an ISO 9000:2000 and 14001 compliant facilities.

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

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