- Best-in-class electric vehicle solutions with comprehensive charging facilities and services will increase driver comfort and promote Hong Kong’s smart mobility and sustainability
- Schneider Electric unveils new EV chargers, EVlink™ Pro AC and EVlink™ Home, for efficient, resilient and sustainable all-electric transport
HONG KONG SAR – Media outreach – May 5, 2022 – Schneider-Electricthe leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a strategic partnership with inchcape, world leaders in international automotive services, to launch a portfolio of one-stop total eMobility solutions for electric vehicles.
Schneider Electric today announced a strategic partnership with Inchcape, the leading international automotive service groups, to launch a portfolio of one-stop total eMobility solutions for electric vehicles. Jonathan Chiu, President of Schneider Electric Hong Kong (right), and Ted Lau, General Manager of Greater China of Inchcape (left), came together in a signing ceremony to seal the collaboration.
The rapid transition to zero-emission vehicles is essential to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. This transition is accelerating, particularly in Hong Kong where, in March 2022, electric vehicles accounted for around 3.4% of the total number of vehicles.
Support the HKSAR government Electric Vehicle Popularization Initiative and the Home Grant Scheme, the company plans to install about 3,000 EV chargers in nearly 90 locations by the end of the year. This will pave the way for its goal of installing more than 15,000 EV chargers by 2025.
“As an impactful company, Schneider Electric is committed to helping its customers, partners and communities around the world drive positive, long-term change. We are proud to partner with Inchcape to contribute to the global electrification and decarbonization of transportation and help Hong Kong achieve its ambition of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Jonathan Chiu, President of Schneider Electric Hong Kong.
Strategic collaboration with Inchcape
Sharing the same vision of an efficient and sustainable future for electric mobility, Schneider Electric has formed a strategic partnership with Inchcape to provide parking operators, facility managers, as well as private EV drivers with an integrated EV solution , including electric cars, seamless charging and comprehensive services.
“This collaboration is an important step in popularizing electric vehicles and supporting the growth of sustainable mobility in Hong Kong. By combining our advanced electric vehicle charging technology with Inchcape’s extensive business network, we will accelerate the developing end-to-end smart solutions and transforming the entire e-mobility ecosystem,” said Chiu.
Ted Lau, General Manager of Greater China of Inchcape, said, “The country’s 14th Five-Year Plan states that carbon neutrality is a priority development direction, leading to the growth of new energy vehicles as a strategic industry. new products. In the Hong Kong roadmap on the popularization of electric vehicles, the Hong Kong SAR government also pledged to boost the development of electric vehicles, with a forecast of 150,000 units of charging stations built in private commercial or residential car parks and another 5,000 units in public charging facilities by 2025. electric vehicles, Inchcape is collaborating with Schneider Electric to provide drivers with more charging facilities and solutions.”
EcoStruxure™ for eMobility for efficient, resilient and sustainable all-electric mobility
The electrification of transport is essential in the journey towards a net zero future. Schneider-Electric EcoStruxure for eMobility is an easy-to-install, end-to-end connected solution that maintains power reliability in parking lots and buildings and provides a hands-on experience for EV operators and drivers.
This year, the company plans to launch two new innovative EV chargers for eMobility, addressing different user needs:
EVlink™ Pro AC for owners, car park operators and facility managers:
– Advanced Connectivity allows remote monitoring and control and supports third-party payment systems
– Smart charging optimizes energy consumption and maximizes availability and efficiency
– Modular and scalable design offers operators the flexibility to add EV chargers whenever needed
Home EVlink™ for owners:
– Accessible and interoperable with all EVs on the market
– Robust design (waterproof and shockproof) suitable for outdoor and indoor use
– Optional peak controller minimizes the risk of power supply disturbances
The new EV chargers are Premium Green™ certified, which promises compliance with the latest regulations, transparency on environmental impacts, as well as the reduction of CO emissions2 footprint.
Beyond EV chargers, owners, parking lot operators and facility managers are also looking for ways to improve energy management and redesign EV charging infrastructure to meet the increasing electricity demand. Schneider-Electric EcoStruxure EV Charging Experta charging load management system, allows owners or operators to efficiently monitor and control electric vehicle infrastructure and intelligently distribute available power in real time to their building’s charging stations.
Aspiring to a net-zero eMobility future, these features are all part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for eMobility, which offers a complete end-to-end integrated ecosystem of hardware, software and services. They help owners, individuals and stakeholders involved in public and private eMobility infrastructure projects to make them resilient, efficient and green to support future demand and meet the challenges posed by climate change.
Appendix: Highlights of Schneider Electric EV chargers
|For Commercial and Residential Building Owners, Parking Lot Operators and Facility Managers||For owners|
|EVlink™ Pro AC||Home EVlink™|
| Advanced and durable connectivity
Flexible and user-friendly
Reliable and safe compliant
| Economical and sustainable
Convenient and friendly
Reliable and safe compliant
|Will be available in September 2022||Will be available in July 2022|
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