Leader in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric has launched the EVlink Pro AC charger to support growing demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

The new charging station has been designed specifically for sustainable and efficient buildings of the future, including retail stores. It supports optimised energy consumption, maximised uptime and efficiency, and helps ensure a seamless user experience for EV installers, operators, and drivers. 

The latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EVlink range follows a year-on-year 65% increase in EV sales in 2022. As well as being a sustainable and reliable charging option, the EVlink Pro AC also provides design flexibility for builders and contractors. The scalable, modular design with TS2 socket (or attached five metre cable) includes wall-mounted or floor-standing options.

“Popularity of electric vehicles has grown exponentially over the past few years and will only grow as Australia moves toward net zero emissions goals. As such, it’s critical that EV infrastructure keeps pace with consumer demand. For electricians and builders, this means becoming the trusted professionals guiding Australian construction through this change,” Schneider Electric vice president of channel and partner, Farokh Ghadially said.

“Current EV owners do most of their charging at home, but buildings will take on a larger share of the burden as EVs take hold of the car market. While government plans to construct many more public charging options, destination charging will become the norm once EVs become the dominant mode of transportation.

“We will charge at destinations like offices, shops, restaurants, parking garages, schools, hospitals, movie theatres, and bowling alleys. People will no longer stop to charge; they’ll charge where they stop.”

EVlink Pro AC is also compatible with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure EV Charging Expert, which monitors, controls, and maximises EV charging based on the available power. More broadly, the EcoStruxure platform enables businesses to connect their entire digital ecosystem in one space, allowing for the collection and analysis of data in real-time to better understand, manage and reduce energy consumption. 

“This launch brings the high-quality, innovative technology of our existing residential range, like the integrated DC leakage protection, to commercial property solutions while adapting for the constant usage and unique needs of publicly available charging infrastructure,” Ghadially added.