Rueil-Malmaison, Essen, 02/11/2014, RWE Effizienz GmbH

Schneider Electric and RWE join forces in electric mobility market for charging infrastructure solutions

  • Schneider Electric provides extensive experience and a broad portfolio of energy hardware & software components
  • RWE offers its expertise in smart charging products and IT systems

Schneider Electric and RWE, two major players with substantial experience in electric mobility, have decided to join forces to provide market-leading system solutions and charging infrastructure products to the electric mobility market.

Rada Rodriguez, President of Schneider Electric Germany, and Dr. Arndt Neuhaus, CEO of RWE Deutschland announce the e-mobility cooperation of both companies at the e-world energy forum. (Photo RWE) This cooperation will expand the portfolios of both companies. Schneider Electric provides extensive experience and a broad portfolio of energy hardware & software components, including systems for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. RWE brings in expertise in smart charging products for electric vehicles and especially its high-scale IT backend systems for operation, maintenance and billing for electric vehicle charging. Hence Schneider Electric and RWE will market joint offers to increase customer value, combining RWE’s IT system solution and IT services and Schneider Electric’s IT-connected systems. RWE will also resell Schneider Electric’s hardware products to its customers.

Jean-Luc Meyer, Senior Vice-President Strategy & Innovation, Partners Business, Schneider Electric: “Strongly focused on delivering best of breed Integrated Energy Management solutions to support the efforts of major car OEMs in e-mobility, Schneider Electric believes the future lies in providing the best end-user experience for EV owners and operators. By working together with RWE, with its longstanding experience in providing advanced e-mobility services, we will better serve our customers as car OEMs and fleet operators.”

Arndt Neuhaus, CEO of RWE Deutschland AG: “Our cooperation with Schneider Electric is unparalleled and will foster our position in the strongly growing charging infrastructure market. Together with this strong partner we will offer our customers excellent functionalities.” Dietrich Gemmel, General Manager RWE Effizienz: “Our customers can rely now and in the future on state-of-the-art charging technology for electric vehicles and sophisticated IT solutions while also benefiting from outstanding service at a reasonable price.”

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 & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 140,000-plus employees achieved sales of €24 billion in 2012, through an active commitment to helping individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

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