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Schneider Electric EVlink™
Electric Vehicle Charging Station at
2012 Michelin Challenge Design Display

DETROIT, January 3, 2012 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the EVlink™ Outdoor Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station is featured at the 2012 Michelin Challenge Design exhibit at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Part of Schneider Electric's comprehensive line of EV charging solutions for residential and commercial applications, the EVlink outdoor charging station is a simple, easy-to-install, and user-friendly solution for recharging vehicles outside.

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"Convenient and reliable charging solutions are critical to enabling mass EV adoption," said Mike Calise, Director, Electric Vehicles, Power Business, Schneider Electric. "Personal mobility is not only about innovation but sustainability – reducing energy waste, improving environmental impact and supporting a more secure energy future."

Schneider Electric's EVlink Outdoor Charging Station provides faster charging, easy, one-touch operation, and universal EV compatibility, as well as safety and durability. Features include:

  • Standards Compliance: UL for US, cUL for Canada and NOM for Mexico listed and SAE J1772 compliance ensures compatibility with any electric vehicle entering the market today.
  • Ground fault monitoring and protection: Detects ground faults and provides protection from power outages and lost connectivity. An integral ground fault interrupter set at 5mA provides protection to users if a ground fault is detected. Automatic recovery and re-start functionality allows charging to resume following a power loss or ground fault detection.
  • DUAL Charging Option: Two charging circuits integrated into one pedestal offers lower installation and equipment cost, and ideal in when supporting multiple parking stall locations.
  • Physical Specifications: The chargers are available in wall or pedestal mounts and in dual or single charging units. Authentication using a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card scan ensures that only approved users can access the charging station.

Schneider Electric's comprehensive EVlink charging solutions include installation and maintenance services from electrical contractors certified through Schneider Electric's EcoXpert training program. The training and certification program helps electrical contractors grow their business and increase sales opportunities through renewable and energy efficient products, such as EV charging stations. The exclusive program assists contractors in advising, selling and installing a broad range of EV solutions across commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Schneider Electric currently offers indoor and outdoor level II and DC Fast Charge EVlink charging solutions for purchase through its website and distributor network and will be expanding into a line of quick charge solutions in 2012.

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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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."

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Press Contact:
Schneider Electric
Elizabeth deCastro
Phone: 1-800-788-1704 x2957
elizabeth.decastro@schneider-electric.com


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