Schneider Electric opens electric vehicle centres of excellence
Published: 22 July 2019 - Carly Wills
Schneider Electric has collaborated with Edmundson Electrical to open four electric vehicle (EV) centres of excellence.
The centres, in Manchester, West Bromwich, Glasgow and Twickenham, are partnered with Schneider to develop expertise around smart, interoperable EV charging systems. This will support contractors in meeting growing EV infrastructure and energy demands.
Since 2015, the number of ultra-low emission vehicles has quadrupled. As the market continues its rapid growth, the demand for EV energy management system knowledge will increase. As EV charging systems scale in size and complexity, the opening of the centres will enable Edmundson Electrical and Schneider to deliver expertise, training and support to the UK EV charging installation market.
“With the growth of low emission vehicles across the UK, we need to have the best possible knowledge base. Investing in the creation of excellence centres with Schneider Electric means we can utilise their knowledge to ensure we can help our contractors develop new skills, broaden our customer base and improve standards,” said Andrew Fawcett, business development manager at Edmundson Electrical.
“Edmundson Electrical has recognised the emergence of EVs in the UK and have reacted in the most positive way possible. With this partnership we can share our expertise and they can have a competitive advantage for the future. At Schneider Electric we are committed to making the UK as energy efficient as possible. This partnership is another step in the right direction,” says Danny Winn, business unit director, eMobility at Schneider Electric.