Schneider Electric, a French multinational company that specialises in digital automation and energy management, announced today (March 22) that it plans to deploy 20,000 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Singapore by 2030.
As of December 2022, the company has installed 2,000 EV chargers islandwide. In support of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Schneider Electric’s EV partners will progressively install smart EV chargers in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to provide increased convenience and efficiency for EV users.
The smart EV chargers to be installed will come from Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for eMobility suite of products, which were recently launched in Singapore. These chargers — known as EVlink Pro AC and EVlink Home — are designed to be reliable as well as user-friendly, and can be installed quickly in commercial, industrial or residential buildings.
Building owners that install the smart EV chargers within their premises can also benefit from Schneider Electric’s Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled “EcoStruxure EV Charging Expert” — an on-site load management system that dynamically distributes real-time available power in the building to charge EVs, while avoiding peak hours and integrating renewable energy.
The EcoStruxure EV Charging Expert will provide better monitoring and control of power supplied at charging points, assuring that electrical power within buildings will be maintained and not disrupted.
Having more charging points by 2030 will make Singapore’s charging infrastructure more robust and accessible. With more charging points, it is also critical for stakeholders to address load management issues that come with increasing electricity demand and this is where the EcoStruxure EV Charging Expert can help to ensure reliability and efficiency.– Yoon Young Kim, Cluster President, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is offering free EV charging to its users
Schneider Electric will also be working with EV charging point operators (CPOs), including SP Group, Charge+, MNL Asia, Busways and EVOne, to offer free EV charging to users from April 1 to September 30 this year, in conjunction with its 50th anniversary in Singapore.
The company will offer close to 120,000kWh worth of free charging, or approximately 3,000 full charges (based on an average EV batter pack size of 40 kWh), to users who charge their EVs using Schneider Electric’s EV chargers.
Free charging can be accessed by EV owners when utilising the EV chargers operated and maintained by Schneider Electric’s partners and CPOs through their respective mobile applications.
As Schneider Electric marks 50 years in Singapore, we are also delighted to be extending free charging to users alongside our EV partners, and will continue to do our part to promote e-mobility in support of a net zero future.– Yoon Young Kim, Cluster President, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, Schneider Electric
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