Schneider Electric announced today that it has received a certificate of approval for its EVlink Smart Wallbox charging stations from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), highlighting the company’s commitment towards Saudi Arabia’s vision to leverage Electric Vehicles (EV) to cut vehicle emissions.
Schneider Electric’s reliable and durable EVlink Smart Wallbox charging stations increase energy efficiency while optimizing electrical costs with smart features that provide added convenience and an enhanced charging experience for both the station owners and drivers.
Mohamed Shaheen, Cluster President for KSA & Yemen at Schneider Electric commented: “The electrification of transportation will play a critical role in Saudi Arabia’s journey to a net-zero destination. SASO accreditation is a significant achievement as Schneider Electric continues to create the right electric vehicle infrastructure and ensure that our solutions are on the cutting edge of the Kingdom’s emerging electric transportation sector.”
Saudi Arabia’s EV sector is fundamental to the country’s Vision 2030 and its focus on a transition to clean, sustainable energy sources. Electric vehicles are also essential to meeting Saudi Arabia’s Green Initiative objectives, which aim to reduce carbon emissions by 60% region wide. Research carried out at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center that if all of the vehicles in Saudi Arabia were to be replaced with EVs, emissions would reduce by half, amounting to 35 million tons.
SASO regulations are the only EV specific regulations in Saudi Arabia – outlining the requirements necessary for vehicles and chargers to meet safety standards and ensuring that they are tested in accordance with the specifications set in line with the Kingdom’s climatic conditions.