High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles (HPCCV) request for submission: 

CharIN wants to help the Truck and Bus industry to create a new solution for charging their electric heavy-duty vehicles within a reasonable time. Therefore, the members with the help of industry partners created a requirements list. Now we are looking for ideas, which fulfill this requirements best.

The dedicated working team will analyze the submitted idea and will vote on it among other depicted promising ideas. On this page you will find information about the submission process to identify the most suitable solution for a new high-power commercial vehicle charging solution.

We need all submitting companies to sign a general Term sheet when you send your ideas. Please refer to the legal documents section on this page.

Please send your documents and proposals to coordination(at)charinev.org or load them up to this website. For upload use the interface at the bottom and download the related documents.

  • Premises for HPCCV as part of the holistic system approach of CCS

    High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles (HPCCV) shall comply with the holistic system approach of the combined charging system CCS. With respect to the vast amount of CCS engineering expertise a maximum utilization of existing CCS building blocks and its related standards secures quality and reduces time to market. Compatability will be a key success factor for market introduction and market stability.

    • Up to 1500V and 3000A (Minimum to be defined (200V, 0A)
      • In Compliance with power classes, as defined by CharIN
    • Usability of HPC – Infrastructure for 1000V/500A medium power supply (current Combo connector)
      • “Vehicles equipped with an HPCVC should be able to charge from existing CCS infrastructure.”
    • Coverage of HPCVC power demand via ”add on power extension modules” to the existing connector
      • It is required that the additional power demands be met with additional extension modules surrounding the existing CCS plug, unless its proven not to be technically feasible, following the holistic CCS charging approach.
      • Downward compatibility to Combo1 and Combo 2 (long term invest protection)
    • Reuse of Combo 1/2 connector and communication with basic safety concept “as it is”
      • Communication and basic safety concept shall be compliant with the CCS standard
    • Common set of documents at the interface EV-EVSE for requirements and test cases
    • Charging use-cases as baseline for requirements and definitions comparable to existing high/medium power solutions
    • Support of reverse power transfer
    • Automated conductive charging as a second step

  • Technical documents + CCS Interface description

  • Legal documents

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Mr. Ricardo Michaelis
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