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Schneider Electric’s New EVlink DC Quick Charger Cuts EV Charging Time

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has announced the US availability of its new EVlink DC Quick Charger for electric vehicles (EVs).

The EVlink DC Quick Charger is part of Schneider Electric’s line of EV charging stations, and extends Schneider Electric’s reach to settings such as public parking, shopping malls, gas stations and rest stops, fleet applications, car sharing programs and rental companies.

As states such as California promote the use of EVs, with Governor Brown recently signing an executive order laying the foundation for 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California’s roadways by 2025, there is more need for DC quick chargers, the company says. The wider range of DC quick chargers will improve the effective range of electric vehicles, which will encourage wider spread adoption,” says Mike Calise, director of electric vehicles, Power Business, Schneider Electric. “With easy access to fast and reliable chargers, people will be more comfortable buying and driving EVs.”

Features of Schneider Electric’s EVlink DC Quick Charger include:

–Quick charge: Takes less than 30 minutes to charge a typical battery to 80 percent
–Authentication: Offers options for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) authentication or credit card payment system
–Installation and maintenance services: Schneider Electric offers services to support pre-install and installed-base services allowing for optimum installation, management, and maintenance of the charger
–Standards compliance: Meets UL ratings to ensure proper safety for the user and the vehicle

The EVlink DC Quick Charger is currently CHAdeMO-compliant and will incorporate the SAE J1772 combo-coupler when the standard is finalized and released.

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