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Posts Tagged: CharIN

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 »

CharIN announces 5th North America Conference and Testival

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a trade association that promotes the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). A major aspect of its work is to facilitate real-world testing of its members’ products. Now CharIN has announced that the 5th North America Conference and Testival will take place at Lucid Motors Headquarters in Newark, California on November… Read more »

Task force to develop Megawatt Charging System for heavy-duty EVs

In September, an international task force including representatives of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) hosted a meeting of “leading OEMs, utilities, equipment manufacturers and suppliers” to test prototypes for a new charging system for heavy-duty vehicles: the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). The task force says the test, which… Read more »

CharIN Testing Symposium explores EVSE/smart grid integration

The 9th International CharIN Testing Symposium, dedicated to grid integration challenges, will take place between the 11th and 13th of September at NextEnergy’s headquarters in Detroit. CharIN’s primary objective is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for AC and DC charging. Symposium participants will discuss how CCS can be a… Read more »

Kia announces five-year “green car road map,” releases details of Optima PHEV

Korean automaker Kia has announced plans to develop “a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles.” The brand’s “green car road map” is a five-year plan that calls for increased R&D into fuel-efficient technologies and new products. New investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3 trillion won ($10.2 billion). The first of… Read more »