EverCharge will integrate Schneider Electric’s EVlink Home EV Charger with its SmartPower technology to solve the challenge of EV station installation in apartments and condominiums
ANDOVER, Mass. - January 20, 2016 - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, and EverCharge, a provider of intelligent, scalable, and fully managed electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, today announced a global collaboration that aims to accelerate the build out of EV charging infrastructure in urban buildings with multiple occupants including apartments, condominiums and office buildings.
EV charging currently presents multi-tenant facilities and their occupants with a number of challenges when trying to add EV charging stations, especially when it comes to sharing power. Most buildings have a finite amount of electricity, and gaining access to additional resources can be costly, complex and unfeasible.
With this collaboration, EverCharge will integrate Schneider Electric’s EVlink’ Home EV Charger with EverCharge’s SmartPower’ technology, which can rapidly charge multiple vehicles and increase building charging capacity up to ten times without requiring costly infrastructure upgrades. When SmartPower senses extra power is available or that the rated capacity is reached, the system allocates power to vehicles according to their needs, maximizing building infrastructure usage while reducing deployment costs. In addition to the integration of each company’s technology, Schneider Electric will also work with EverCharge to expand its customer base to markets outside of the US.
’We are pleased to partner with EverCharge to accelerate the build out of EV charging infrastructure and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide,’ said Pierre Sacr’, director of Electric Vehicle Solutions, Schneider Electric North America. ’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. This collaborative solution effectively resolves building concerns and challenges with smart energy management and automation capabilities.’
’We started EverCharge with the mission of helping multi-tenant buildings overcome the challenges of installing EV charging stations and enable the widespread adoption of electric vehicles,’ said Jason Appelbaum, CEO, EverCharge. ’By collaborating with Schneider Electric and leveraging the company’s global reach, EverCharge will continue to fulfil that mission, while expanding EV charging to multi-tenant dwellings worldwide.’
Schneider Electric’s EVlink Home EV charger provides a convenient way to recharge electric cars at home, with intuitive features that save money, time and energy (kilowatt hours).
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $30 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
EverCharge’s mission is simple, help EV drivers at multi-tenant facilities get dedicated in-home charging directly installed in their personal parking space. EverCharge brings the millions in these communities the ability to enjoy ownership of an EV while avoiding the numerous hassles that come with public charging.
Our best-in-class service is combined with our unmatched SmartPower technology, capable of installing up to 10 times the amount of stations than any competitor. By leveraging this technology we are able to bring in-home charging to every building tenant while saving the property from expensive and unnecessary infrastructure additions.
For more information about EverCharge’s technology please visit http://www.evercharge.net/smartpower.