EV Connect, a company that provides cloud-based software for managing charging networks, has launched a certification program for EV charging station manufacturers. The EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program allows manufacturers to remotely self-certify and complete most of the steps required for certification.
The EVCS Certification Program ensures hardware compliance with the Open Charge Point Protocol, an open-standards-based protocol for communication between charging station hardware and networks. Charging stations certified under the program are cleared to use EV Connect’s management platform, EV Cloud.
Certified manufacturers include BTCPower, Delta, Aerovironment (Webasto), EVoCharge, EV Box, Tritium, and LiteOn, according to EV Connect.
Brad Juhasz, Vice President of Product Management at EV Connect, said, “This new certification program increases the efficiency and speed of getting new EV charging stations accredited on the EV Connect platform. EVCS Certification demonstrates that the station’s behavior and performance have been tested in the lab to ensure they perform predictably and optimally once deployed at owner sites.”
Source: EV Connect