Schneider Electric, in collaboration with ChargePoint, has introduced a new cloud-connected version of its EVlink charging station.
Features include: access to the ChargePoint network; data reporting that can be used to analyze driver usage patterns by time intervals, station attributes or energy usage; and built-in demand response that allows owners to monitor and manage energy load.
Schneider offers station owners a number of services including EV readiness planning, site auditing, project installation, ongoing preventive maintenance, remote monitoring and diagnostics, lease financing and power performance agreements.
EVlink is available in pedestal and wall-mounted versions, and includes an LCD screen that displays charging instructions, status and usage fees, and can support ad posting and individual branding.
Access to the free ChargePoint mobile app via iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices allows users 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.
EVlink charging stations are UL-listed and SAE J1772 compliant, and are assembled in the USA. They will be available through Schneider Electric, its distributors and network of contractors.
“Schneider Electric is committed to delivering a comprehensive offer of residential and commercial EV chargers and services,” said Schneider Electric’s Mike Calise. “By partnering with ChargePoint, we are giving Fortune 1000, SMB customers and EV drivers access to the broadest range of comprehensive EV charging solutions.”