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USA: Schneider Electric Cuts Charging Time With New EVlink(TM) 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

PALATINE, IL, May 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced U.S. availability of its new EVlink(TM) 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. Features include:

— Quick charge: Takes less than 30 minutes to charge a typical battery
to 80 percent, allowing users to get back on the road in a matter of
— Simple and reliable: Easy-to-use charger is built with proven and
trusted industry leading Schneider Electric components such as the
enclosure and drives.
— Authentication: Offers options for Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID) authentication or credit card payment system.
— Installation and maintenance services: Schneider Electric offers
advanced services to support pre-install and installed-base services
allowing for optimum installation, management, and maintenance of the
— Standards compliance: Meets UL ratings to ensure proper safety for the
user and the vehicle. The EVlink DC Quick Charger is currently
CHAdeMO-compliant and will incorporate the SAE J1772(TM)
combo-coupler when the standard is finalized and released.

Schneider Electric’s EVlink DC Quick Charger is currently available for purchase through Schneider Electric’s authorized channel partners. For more information on Schneider Electric’s products and solutions, please visit: .

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.

Supporting Resources:

— For more info on the EVlink DC Quick Charger: — For more information about EVlink charging solutions: — Learn about and locate a Schneider Electric EcoXpert EV certified — Watch a video of the EVlink charging solutions:

About Schneider Electric As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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