RS Components Help Customers Reduce Emissions With Launch of
Schneider Electric(TM) Vehicle Charging Points
Schneider Electric EVlink(TM) units offer quick charge and
CORBY, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- RS Components
(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the
world's leading high service distributor of electronics and
maintenance products, is helping environmentally conscious customers
reduce pollution with the introduction of Schneider Electric
EVlink(TM) charging units.
Schneider Electric(TM) has been actively involved in the electric
vehicle (EV) market for over ten years, developing a range of robust
solutions for the increasing number of domestic and commercial
drivers who are choosing electrically-powered vehicles. The latest
addition to the range is the easy to use EVlink(TM) unit which is now
available to purchase through RS, one of a select group of resellers
in the UK.
It is estimated by the Energy Saving Trust that it's six times more
expensive to run a diesel or petrol car compared to an electric
vehicle. Plug-in vehicles are not subject to road tax, and servicing
costs tend to be lower. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommends
that Government should aim for a widespread roll-out of electric cars
and plug-in hybrids by 2020, ensuring that up to 1.7 million of these
vehicles are on the road by this time.
Allen Boney, RS Product Marketing Manager commented: "We are
delighted to stock Schneider Electric EVlink(TM) charging units. They
present a cost-effective and reliable solution to electric vehicle
users and offer both fast and longer charging options. It only takes
30 minutes to get a vehicle 80% charged, with a full charge taking
just three hours."
RS is piloting EV charging at its Corby site after installing two
EVlink(TM) units for customers, visitors and staff which are
currently free to use. If the trial is a success, the units will be
rolled out across its network of trade counters located across the
Richard Wright, UK Channel Manager from Schneider Electric(TM)
commented: "Demand for electric vehicles from both business and
domestic users is rising as car manufacturer's increase the number of
models launched each year. As a global specialist in energy
management, we have developed units that offer a convenient yet
robust solution to those running electric vehicles. They feature
unmatched safety features and easily integrate with other Schneider
Electric products for a complete EV solution."
The Schneider Electric EVlink(TM) units are now also available at RS
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor
of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32
countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet,
catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers,
shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from
2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control,
test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the
last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.
For more information, please visit the website at
About Schneider Electric
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
Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers,
Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and
green, the Group's 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4
billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help
individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.
For more information, please visit the website
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