and charging stations
The share of rechargeable electric vehicles (including hybrids) within the overall global sales of new passenger cars should grow from 8% in 2019 to 52% in 2030 (source: Who will drive Electric Cars to the Tipping Point?, BCG, January 2020).
City, transportation and building planning are among the main challenges to the large-scale deployment of electric vehicles.
With an average autonomy of 140km, the charging station issue is crucial for the users of this type of vehicle. Moreover, needs vary depending on use: while highway infrastructures require high power, capable of charging a vehicle in under an hour, commercial buildings only need average power and residential buildings need normal power. Rexel has positioned itself on this market in order to assist the installers of these new types of equipment.
The Group thus offers full packages, sized according to the number of vehicles that need to recharge, using traditional or solar energy. Additional services for users enrich these offerings, such as localization, charging station reservation, or online payment.
In China, where the Group is particularly well positioned in the industrial automation market, Rexel China has developed the IMC (Industry Management & Control) solution, which collects, analyzes and displays production data to measure and control plant performance. Its main advantage is its universality: it works regardless of the brand of the automation equipment as long as the products are equipped with readable sensors.
More recently, Rexel China took a further step forward with the development of eIMC, a more powerful IMC platform offering amongst others integrated energy management solutions, available standalone and in the Cloud. Among its most recent users is one of the world’s leading optical fibre manufacturers, who is leveraging eIMC’s capabilities in remote hardware Track & Trace, -maintenance, -management and Edge Computing.