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!
Toyota Motor Europe joins CharIN e.V.
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Toyota has sought to contribute to a more prosperous society through its commitment to quality, constant innovation and respect for the planet.
Today, Toyota manufactures a diverse line-up of vehicles all over the globe.
CharIN member Vector Informatik GmbH organizes 4th Vector E-Mobility Engineering Day on April 27th
Don’t miss the annual event with engaging presentations in the new head office of Vector Informatik in Stuttgart!
ROHM becomes a member of CharIN to contribute to high power charging system with SiC technology
Willich-Münchheide/Germany, – Feb. 22, 2017 - ROHM becomes a regular member of the CharIN (Charging Interface Initiative) , an association to develop and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds.