Schneider Electric Introduces DC Quick Charger For Electric Vehicles

Global Energy Management Leader Announces Expanded EV Charging Station Product Line at EVS26 Symposium; New EVlink DC Quick Charger Allows Users to Charge 80 Percent of the Battery in Less Than 30 Minutes

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced U.S. availability of its new EVlink™ DC Quick Charger for electric vehicles (EVs). As part of Schneider Electric's comprehensive line of EV charging stations, the new EVlink DC Quick Charger further expands Schneider Electric's reach to EV drivers and stakeholders in settings such as public parking, shopping malls, gas stations and rest stops, fleet applications, car sharing programs and rental companies.

"By adding DC quick chargers to our portfolio, we're now offering customers one of the widest product ranges in the industry backed by Schneider Electric's leadership position in comprehensive energy management solutions," said Mike Calise, Director, Electric Vehicles, Power Business, Schneider Electric. "We are committed to offering EV charging solutions to help our customers manage their energy more efficiently while keeping safety and usability top of mind."

As states such as California promote the use of EVs, with Governor Brown recently signing an executive order laying the foundation for 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California's roadways by 2025, there is more need for DC quick chargers. "We know more DC quick chargers will improve 'effective range' of electric vehicles helping to solve range limitations and encourage wider spread adoption," said Calise. "With easy access to fast and reliable chargers, people will be more comfortable buying and driving EVs."

Schneider Electric uniquely offers a comprehensive range of energy management solutions to meet EV charging station owners' needs -- from EV charging station infrastructure, upstream distribution equipment, energy data collection to building management systems and smart grid applications.

Schneider Electric's EVlink DC Quick Charger provides a simple, efficient and safe way to quickly charge electric vehicles.

Schneider Electric's EVlink DC Quick Charger is currently available for purchase through Schneider Electric's authorized channel partners.

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Schneider Electric is exhibiting at the Electric Vehicle Symposium, EVS26, taking place May 6-9, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Come see Schneider Electric's electric vehicle charging solutions at booth 953.