Nexans set to unveil new electric vehicle charging solutions at European Utility Week

Nexans contributes to speeding up the deployment of electric vehicle with its innovative solutions for charging infrastructures

Paris, November 3rd, 2014 – Nexans launches its new range of solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging that will be displayed at the upcoming European Utillity Week conference.

Nexans set to unveil new electric vehicle charging solutions at European Utility WeekNexans is part of the Eco2charge project that aims to support the development of electric vehicles.  Leveraging its expertise in connection equipment, Nexans develops a smart and modular connection and charging infrastructure solution which can interoperate with the systems designed by other Eco2charge partners. Nexans’ patented busbar component connects EV charging stations without the need for digging or complicated installation. It is adapted to different charging speeds and plug-types. Finally, Nexans has also developed a smart energy management system integrated into the EV charging site that allows users to manage demand across the site.

Annie Chéenne, Business Developer Smart Grids at Nexans, said “Nexans is proud to contribute its expertise to speed up the deployment of electrical vehicles. We’re looking forward to showing off Nexans solutions compatible with international standards and which can be deployed worldwide.”

European Utility Week  - Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 4-6, 2014
Booth 4.F10

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About Nexans

Nexans brings energy to life through an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions that deliver increased performance for our customers worldwide. Nexans’ teams are committed to a partnership approach that supports customers in four main business areas: Power transmission and distribution (submarine and land), Energy resources (Oil & Gas, Mining and Renewables), Transportation (Road, Rail, Air, Sea) and Building (Commercial, Residential and Data Centers). Nexans’ strategy is founded on continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development, customer training and the introduction of safe, low -environmental- impact industrial processes. In 2013, Nexans became the first cable player to create a Foundation to introduce sustained initiatives for access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide. We have an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, employing close to 26,000 people and generating sales in 2013 of nearly 6.7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. For more information, please consult:

About Eco2charge

The Eco2charge project aims at supporting the development of electric vehicles (EV) by accelerating the deployment of EV charging infrastructures in buildings, campuses and eco-districts by the end of 2016. These facilities will thus complement roadside charging stations and enable users to charge their EV’s at their workplace, in their neighbourhood or at public or private charging points (at railway stations, supermarkets, public parking areas, etc.). The project is coordinated by Bouygues Energies & Services and brings together the expertise of eight partners from various industries, including Actility, Alstom, Bouygues Energies & Services, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Embix, Nexans, Renault, and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). Eco2charge also aims at developing and marketing the components of the solution within three years. The project, with a budget of 13.2 million euros, is implemented with the support of the “Vehicle of the future” programme. “Vehicle of the future” is part of the “Investment for the Future” Programme (Programme des Investissements d’Avenir, or PIA) run by ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Control) on behalf of the French government.