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17th March 2010


Creation of the EV PLUG ALLIANCE
by three major industrial players

Schneider Electric, Legrand and Scame
join forces to promote
high-safety plug
for Electric Vehicle infrastructure
.

Schneider Electric, Legrand and Scame announced today that they are forming the EV PLUG ALLIANCE to promote the use of a high-safety plug and socket solution for Electric Vehicle charge infrastructure.

The rapid adoption of a European standard for Electric Vehicle infrastructure plugs that meets the existing security levels required for installation in homes and buildings at an optimized cost is a key factor to develop the nascent Electric Vehicle market. The alliance aims to provide a label that guarantees full compliance with the Type 3 of the IEC standard for plug and socket finalization.

The plug endorsed by the Alliance will ensure compatibility between multiple suppliers' products.
Charge at a power up to 24 kW, in mono or three-phase installations, will allow charging electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. It will offer the highest level of safety with the use of shutters to protect against accidental touch of electric parts.

"The EV PLUG ALLIANCE is open to any new member, and our first challenge is to gather as many actors concerned as possible. The more we enlarge the Alliance, the more chances we will have to create an eco-system with one strong standard, easing development of solutions and practical applications to revolutionize the electric vehicle charge", said the three cofounders of the EV PLUG ALLIANCE: Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President Strategy and Innovation of Schneider Electric; Jean-Charles Thuard, Executive Vice-President Strategy and Development of Legrand; and G.Piero Camilli, Marketing and Product Development Director of Scame.

The first products labelled by the EV PLUG ALLIANCE are planned to be available at the end of second quarter 2010.

Illustration
of the first prototypes
soon to be labelled by
the EV PLUG ALLIANCE

 

 

Schneider Electric
Legrand
Scame
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centres / networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations "Make the most of their energy".
LEGRAND Group is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.
Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide.
Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth.
Legrand reported sales of €3.6 billion in 2009.
The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI.
SCAME is a worldwide Company that produces electric material for low voltage applications. The range of products is divided into four "sections" (Industrial Products; Distribution Boards and Consumer Units; Accessories for Electrical Plants; Products for Domestic Applications).
Scame has been involved for more than 10 years in the development of connectors for Electric Vehicles, attending to Italian and International Committees in order to define international standards for couplers and re-charging systems for EVs.

 


 

SCHNEIDER PRESS CONTACT
Véronique Roquet Montegon
Corporate Press & Public Relations
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 29 81 84
veronique.roquet-montegon@schneider-electric.com

LEGRAND PRESS CONTACT
Vilizara Lazarova
Publicis Consultants
Tel.: +33 (0)1 57 32 86 46
vilizara.lazarova@consultants.publicis.fr

SCAME PRESS CONTACT
Maria Lucia Scainelli
Public Relations
Tel.: +39 035 705 394
marialuciascainelli@scame.com

 

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March 17, 2010

 


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