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Schneider and Parkeon to develop electric vehicle charging system


July 28, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Schneider Electric and Parkeon will work together to develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging system, integrating energy management and pay-by-space technology. Their agreement will allow the partners to create a commercial and technical offer for pilots on EVs and related charging infrastructures in Europe and North America starting this year.

“Through this partnership, Schneider Electric reaffirms its ambition to
offer simple, efficient and accessible charging solutions for future
electric vehicle users,” explained Frédéric Abbal, president,
Schneider Electric (France). “This collaboration between Schneider
Electric and Parkeon, both major players of their sectors, is the best
way to rapidly develop the electrical vehicle market.”

In public infrastructure, the issues of parking management and charging
for EVs are directly connected, says Schneider. The solutions are
initially aimed at on-/off-street parking and other similar
applications. Schneider will bring its expertise in energy management
while Parkeon lends its skills in urban mobility, transit, parking and
payment solutions.

The projects managed within this partnership will enable both
organizations to develop solutions and be ready to start installing on
street and parking infrastructure for EV charging in 2011.

By combining their expertise, Parkeon and Schneider Electric expect they
will be able to provide local authority clients with a “unique solution
to manage urban parking facilities integrated with an electrical
vehicle charging infrastructure”.

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