Schneider Electric launches new EV charger

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Schneider Electric - EVlink Pro AC. Image credit: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has introduced a new EV charger, EVlink Pro AC, to support the increasing demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

The new charging station was designed for future sustainable and efficient structures. The new charging station promotes reduced energy usage, increased uptime and efficiency, and promotes a consistent user experience for EV installers, operators, and drivers. 

The new EV charger, the newest addition to Schneider Electric’s EVlink lineup, comes on the heels of a 65% year-on-year rise in EV sales in 2022. The company noted that the EVlink Pro AC provides a sustainable and dependable charging alternative for drivers and enables design freedom for builders and contractors. The scalable, modular design with TS2 socket (or connected 5m cable) comprises wall-mounted and floor-standing variants, allowing it to be tailored to diverse installation requirements. 

Schneider Electric Vice President Channel & Partner Farokh Ghadially commented, “Popularity of electric vehicles has grown exponentially over the past few years and will only grow as Australia moves toward net zero emissions goals. As such, it’s critical that EV infrastructure keeps pace with consumer demand. For electricians and builders, this means becoming the trusted professionals guiding Australian construction through this change.”

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“Current EV owners do most of their charging at home, but buildings will take on a larger share of the burden as EVs take hold of the car market. While government plans to construct many more public charging options, destination charging will become the norm once EVs become the dominant mode of transport,” Ghadially added.

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ EV Charging Expert, which monitors, manages, and optimises EV charging based on available power, is also compatible with EVlink Pro AC. In a broader sense, the EcoStruxure™ platform enables organisations to integrate their whole digital ecosystem in a single location. This enables real-time capture and analysis of key data, allowing organisations to better understand, manage, and minimise their energy use. 

“This launch brings the high-quality, innovative technology of our existing residential range, like the integrated DC leakage protection, to commercial property solutions while adapting for the constant usage and unique needs of publicly available charging infrastructure,” Ghadially added.