Competitive Edge - Why we're different!
What makes the Combined Charging System (CCS) and the CharIN association so unique?
The answer is simple: CCS is currently the world’s only charging system that covers all charging scenarios with a single product. Drivers of any type of electric vehicle can choose between normal and fast charging as well as AC (single-phase up to three-phase) and DC (up to high power of > 350 kW) – and they only need a single system for all these options. The CCS also has the advantage of being accepted and supported by a significant number of major companies from different industries.
The CharIN association is unique, as it is comprised of multiple experts across a variety of industries who have worked together as a team to make this breakthrough possible. The European Union's official charging solution, which is based on the CCS international standards, is effective now and will be implemented in full by 2017 at the latest. Any company can join the association and work with the other members on further developments for the CCS. The association itself is non-profit.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, the CCS team focused on an innovative approach: rethinking existing systems, while incorporating all the relevant international standards. The result is an ingenious and future-proof solution that is universal for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios while remaining safe and easy to use. That’s what makes the CCS so unique!
New charging interfaces like inductive charging are enhancing the CharIN portfolio to a one stop shop for every charging scenario.