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CharIN launches new taskforce for wireless power transfer

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a global alliance of EV and EVSE providers that promotes universal charging standards such as CCS, MCS and ISO 15118. Now CharIN has launched a Wireless Power Transfer Taskforce, initiated by Siemens, WiTricity, and MAHLE, in order to drive the adoption and standardization of wireless charging solutions for EVs…. Read more »

Nxu exits CharIN, tests a proprietary megawatt EV charging system

As if one standards war (CSS vs Tesla’s NACS) weren’t enough, one company is now developing its own charging standard for heavy-duty EVs. Nxu, a manufacturer of battery cells and packs, says it will soon begin alpha field trials of NxuOne, a proprietary charging solution that can deliver up to 1.5 megawatts of continuous power…. Read more »

CharIN North America issues call for partners to establish EV charger testing sites

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a global alliance of EV and EVSE providers, including 60 members headquartered in the US. It promotes universal charging standards such as CCS, MCS and ISO 15118. For the past seven years, the organization has hosted bi-annual testing events, including the recent Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS) in Long… Read more »

CharIN is not thrilled about the Ford/Tesla charging deal

Ford and Tesla recently reached an agreement that will give Ford EV customers access to Tesla’s network of 12,000 North American Superchargers starting in 2024. What’s more, Ford says it will equip future EVs with Tesla’s NACS charging port starting in 2025. The deal is the talk of the EV industry, and most of the… Read more »

CharIN and ICMM launch new task force to electrify mining vehicles

The electrification of mining haul trucks has taken a step forward with the launch of the CharIN Mining Task Force, a partnership between charging standards body CharIN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The task force will address technical bottlenecks around the interoperability of charging systems for zero-emission mining vehicles. These are… Read more »

WattEV to host CharIN event to test ISO 15118 EV charging standard

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is an organization that works to promote standards in the EV charging industry, and one of its roles is bring stakeholders together to test new charging equipment and standards. Now CharIN plans to bring together some 50 manufacturers for a major EV testing event. The Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)… Read more »

CharIN praises final NEVI rules for supporting EV interoperability and open standards for charging

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the final National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Standards and Requirements rule, and so far it appears that there’s a lot to like in the 144-page tome. The document (which the White House described in slightly less verbose terms) contains not only some welcome standards aimed at improving the… Read more »

CharIN responds to Tesla’s release of its charging standard

Tesla’s recent announcement that it will make its charging connector design available to colleagues and competitors has been getting mixed reviews. Some pundits poo-pooed Tesla’s announcement—one commenter wrote, “This is not the way standards are developed.”   However, we saw it as a step in the direction of a more interoperable EV ecosystem, which could… Read more »

CharIN officially launches Megawatt Charging System for commercial EVs

Four years ago, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a global consortium with 280 members, including vehicle OEMs and EVSE manufacturers, established the Task Force for Heavy Duty Charging for Commercial Vehicles to develop a new standard for charging commercial EVs. Now CharIN has officially introduced the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), and demonstrated it using an… Read more »

Q&A with CharIN North America President: It’s all about interoperability

Interoperability—the ability of products from different manufacturers to work together—is one of the most fundamental enablers of our technological society. From low-tech tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches to digital constructs like computer operating systems, interoperability is critical, and the lack of it is often a roadblock to the adoption of new technologies. As EVs… Read more »