Schneider brings eMobility and smart buildings together with EcoStruxure
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of a new EV charging solution for “efficient, resilient, and sustainable” electric mobility and net-zero buildings.
In order to achieve a net-zero future, Schneider Electric say they recognise the importance of buildings in the electrification of transportation. It is predicted that around 70% of EV charging will happen in commercial, industrial, and multifamily buildings by 2030, according to Bloomberg.
With this launch, Schneider Electric continues its pursuit to “make buildings smarter and sustainable overall” by adding EV charging infrastructure in the facilities.
“As EVs take hold of the car market, buildings will take on a larger share of the burden. When EVs become the dominant mode of transportation, people won’t be stopping to charge; they’ll charge where they stop. We will charge at home and also at destinations like offices, shops, restaurants, parking garages, schools, hospitals, movie theatres, etc.,” said Mike Doucleff, Head of eMobility Business.
What is EcoStruxure for eMobility in Buildings?
EcoStruxure for eMobility provides more than just EV chargers; it is an end-to-end connected solution that is “easy to install, maintains building power reliability, and provides a convenient experience for EV drivers”.
EcoStruxure for eMobility includes three main elements:
- EVlink Pro AC is a reliable, sustainable, and connected charger that is fast to install, easy to operate and maintain, as well as great for minimizing costs and downtime.
- EcoStruxure EV Charging Expert is an on-site load management system that dynamically distributes real-time available power in the building to charge EVs, avoiding peak hours and integrating renewable energy. Via subscription, it also ensures access to advanced analytics services.
- And finally, EcoStruxure EV Advisor is a cloud-based operations software that will enable partners to supervise remotely and easily commission, monitor, and control the EV charging infrastructure. This will be launched later in the year.
Over the years since beginning the journey into the electrification of vehicles, Schneider Electric’s main aim has been to “deliver solutions to solve customers’ challenges when it comes to adopt EV charging infrastructure”.
Schneider Electric state they are working towards achieving a net-zero future, and EcoStruxure for eMobility is just one of the ways in which the company can achieve this goal.
Meanwhile, Schneider electric have also announced the launch of the inaugural Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards, the first initiative from the Partnering for Sustainability Program, to recognise the critical role that Schneider’s partners play in delivering a more resilient and sustainable electric world.
The Partnering for Sustainability program is a continuation of Schneider’s initiatives to empower its extensive ecosystem of partners to move toward a more sustainable future. It includes comprehensive education and training, a simplified product portfolio, an open and collaborative support ecosystem and access to expertise and resources on digital transformation. Designed to empower partners to become more sustainable in their own practices and support their customers on the path to net-zero, the program provides four easy steps that partners can follow to future-proof their businesses.
The Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards will recognize a wide range of partners in two categories:
- Sustainability: Impact for my company: for partners who exhibit sustainability leadership in decarbonizing their operations,
- Sustainability and Efficiency: Impact for customers: for partners who demonstrate sustainability leadership by helping customers to achieve their decarbonization goals.
Entries will be carefully assessed on how they are leveraging energy and automation digital solutions to electrify operations, reduce energy supply, increase operational efficiency and embrace circularity across the value chain.