Competitive Edge - Why we're different!
What makes the Combined Charging System (CCS) and
the CharIN association so unique?
The answer is simple: CCS is currently the world’s only charging system that covers all charging scenarios with a single product. Drivers of any type of electric vehicle can choose between normal and fast charging as well as AC (single-phase up to three-phase) and DC (up to high speed 200 kW at public charging stations) – and they only need a single system for all these options. The CCS also has the advantage of being accepted and supported by a significant number of companies from different industries.
The CharIN association is unique, as it is comprised of multiple experts across a variety of industries who have worked together as a team to make this breakthrough possible. The European Union's official charging solution, which is based on the CCS international standards, is effective now and will be implemented in full by 2017 at the latest. Any company can join the association and work with the other members on further developments for the CCS. The association itself is non-profit.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, the CCS team focused on an innovative approach: rethinking existing systems, while incorporating all the relevant international standards. The result is an ingenious and future-proof solution that is universal for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios while remaining safe and easy to use. That’s what makes the CCS so unique!
Charging Infrastructure: Flexibility is Key
The Charging Initiative e.V. (CharIN) has published an industry statement explaining the requirements for future charging infrastructure.
Save-the-date: 6th International ISO/IEC 15118 Interoperability and Conformance Testing Symposium takes place on June 22 - 23 in France
The 6th International ISO/IEC 15118 Interoperability and Conformance Testing Symposium takes place on June 22nd - 23rd 2017 in Versailles, France. CharIN e.V. supports this event.
EEVC 2017 with CharIN
The CharIN e.V. supports the broad program of the Battery, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress from March 14th - 16th in Geneva. Chairman Claas Bracklo will present the CharIN e.V. in the infrastructure session "Where do we stand" on March 14th at 4:30 pm.