Schneider-Hitachi team up to boost EV charging

UK company Schneider Electric and Hitachi are joining forces to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to their fleet and personal customers. The five-year partnership aims to make EVs more commercially viable […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

UK company Schneider Electric and Hitachi are joining forces to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions to their fleet and personal customers.

The five-year partnership aims to make EVs more commercially viable for businesses and encourage organisations to meet green targets.

The project includes improvements in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

Some of the works are setting standards of EV charging services that guarantee a high customer experience and service, the installation of residential charge points and providing charging solutions.

In 2014, the UK market saw a growth of more than 200% in terms of vehicle sales with the figure expected to increase.

The partnership follows the government’s announcement to offer up to £5,000 off the price of an electric car until at least February 2016.

David Greaves, Business Development Director at Schneider Electric said: “We believe that working together in partnership with Hitachi Capital will help promote a higher standard of experience for the customer. The benefits are enormous and range from access to easy, safe and high performance charging to helping make Britain a cleaner, greener place. We are committed to reducing carbon and creating a sustainable and ethical business.”