Position Papers & Regulation
Electric charging systems and infrastructure provide the backbone for electric mobility. Over the course of the last few years, some landmark decisions have been taken in Europe that support the Combined Charging System standard as the target solution for all charging scenarios.
Industry Statement on Future Charging Infrastructure
In the near future there will be multiple EVs/OEMs supporting higher battery capacities and faster charging, and the infrastructure will need to be prepared for this. CharIN has published an industry statement explaining the requirements for future charging infrastructure. The industry statement is available for download here.
CharIN Guidance: Information displayed on charging stations
Full customer satisfaction during the charging process is pivotal, and thus is key for the market uptake of EVs. Providing relevant and accurate information to the customer while charging is therefore of high importance. For this reason CharIN e. V. has published a guidance paper with detailed recommendations on the charging parameters to be displayed to the customer. The guidance paper is available for download here.
"Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure", October 2014
The European Parliament enacted the directive on the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure in April 2014, representing a major milestone supporting the rapid adoption of the Combined Charging System (CCS).
From November 18, 2017 onwards, the member states of the European Union must equip their fast charging stations with CCS. They may continue to operate their existing charging infrastructure, but must at least provide CCS (the connector Combo 2 for DC and the connector Type 2 for AC charging) in their expanded or new infrastructure.
"ACEA position and recommendations for the standardization of the charging of electrically chargeable vehicles", May 2012
ACEA, the European Association of Vehicle Manufacturers, has selected the Combined Charging System as the future standard interface for all electric vehicles.
ACEA confirmed that from 2017 onwards, at the latest, ALL new electric vehicle types will implement the Combined Charging System by using Type 2 and Combo 2 based AC/DC charging interfaces.
All the current members of ACEA support the Combined Charging System for Europe: BMW, DAF, Daimler, Fiat, Ford of Europe, General Motors Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN, Porsche, PSA, Renault, Scania, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars, and AB Volvo.
SAE International Releases New Fast-Charging Combo Coupler Standard (SAE J1772) for Plug-In Electric and Electric Vehicles, Oct. 2012
WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 - SAE International’s much-anticipated technical standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) has been approved and published.
Developed in a consensus environment by more than 190 global experts representing automotive, charging equipment, utilities industries and national labs, “J1772™: SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler” enable charging time to be reduced from as long as eight hours to as short as 20 minutes.
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.