Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, and EverCharge, a provider of EV charging solutions, have announced a collaboration that aims to accelerate the build-out of EV charging infrastructure in multi-unit buildings such as apartments, condominiums and office buildings.
One of the challenges of adding EV charging stations to multi-tenant facilities is sharing a finite amount of power when multiple vehicles need to charge at the same time.
EverCharge’s SmartPower technology intelligently manages charging to get the maximum benefit from a complex’s existing power capacity. The company says that its system can increase charging capacity up to 10 times through proprietary power management technology. Under the new collaboration, EverCharge will integrate Schneider Electric’s EVlink Home EV Charger with its SmartPower system.
“We started EverCharge with the mission of helping multi-tenant buildings overcome the challenges of installing EV charging stations,” said EverCharge CEO Jason Appelbaum. “By collaborating with Schneider Electric and leveraging the company’s global reach, EverCharge will continue to fulfil that mission.”
“With most charging done at home and rapid urbanization happening globally, having EV charging in apartments and condominiums is critical to the continued success of EV adoption,” said Pierre Sacré, Schneider’s Director of Electric Vehicle Solutions. “This collaborative solution effectively resolves building concerns and challenges with smart energy management and automation capabilities.”