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Tesla joins Charging Interface Initiative – what does it mean?

Tesla has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), an organization formed a few months ago by several automakers and EVSE manufacturers with the mission of promoting technical standards for the Combined Charging System (CCS), and working to increase its capabilities. Observers of the charging scene differ as to the significance of the move. In the… Read more »

CharIN head says J3400 (Tesla NACS) and CCS charging standards will co-exist for many years

A year ago, as automakers, EVSE suppliers and pundits enthusiastically jumped on the Tesla NACS bandwagon, the Charging Interface Initiative North America (CharIN) was one of the few voices urging a little caution. CharIN’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of charging standards, so the organization is now deeply involved with testing interoperability for NACS… Read more »

Companies test the latest and greatest EV charging technologies at CharIN’s annual Testival

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a non-profit standards association with over 300 global members, conducts an annual “Testival” at which vehicle OEMs and EVSE providers test the compatibility between specific EVs and charging stations. CharIN describes the event as “speed dating” for vehicles and chargers. The 2023 Testival North America, a three-day event hosted by… Read more »

Frustration with delays in implementing the Megawatt Charging System standard

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), an industry alliance with over 320 members, is working to establish a new Megawatt Charging System (MCS) for heavy-duty electric vehicles. The new standard is expected to be operational as early as 2024, but some in the industry are complaining about delays, and putting pressure on CharIN to accelerate the… Read more »

Electrify America to add Tesla’s NACS connector to its EV charging stations by 2025

The writing is on the wall, and public charging networks are making plans to add Tesla’s NACS connector to its EV charging stations (or to add more). Electrify America/Electrify Canada, which operates some 850 stations with about 4,000 individual chargers, appears to be taking a more cautious approach than some. The company says it will… Read more »

At VOLTS event, 38 companies test EV charging equipment

The debut edition of VOLTS (Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium) recently took place in Long Beach, California. This interoperability testing event, funded by the California Energy Commission and organized by the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), brought together 38 e-mobility companies to test their equipment. Some 34 e-mobility experts spoke on a range of interoperability and reliability… 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 »

Terbine aims to synchronize EVs, charging stations and utilities

Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Terbine has announced a new initiative designed to intelligently synchronize EVs, charging stations and electric utilities. The system is based on the company’s cloud-based platform, TerbineLink. The idea is that EVs share their locations and states of charge via the cellular network to an automaker or fleet operator’s cloud system,… 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 »