The 3rd CharIN North America Conference Brought Together over 160 attendees and 32 Speakers
The EV Charging infrastructure based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) with ISO/IEC 15118 Communication is the driver of the accelerating EV adoption – this message was loud and clear during the conference on May 15th and 16th in Reston, Virginia.
The market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly – faster than anyone could have anticipated. Like any other global market driven by economies of scale, interoperability has risen to the number one priority. As the market matures, it is becoming increasingly more important to provide a platform enabling global interoperability, the fundamental mission CharIN e.V. has worked towards since its birth in 2015. This urgent need for global interoperability was a clear message heard throughout every panel and presentation at the 3rd CharIN North America Conference in Reston, Virginia on May 15-16th, 2019.
As the e-Mobility sector evolves, companies both established and new continue to innovate on EV charging technologies. With the arrival of so many new electric vehicles, Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) is also growing as a very important element of Vehicle-Grid Integration. This is thanks to ISO/IEC 15118, which makes charging easier than ever for the end user. “Charging infrastructures enabled by the CCS offer the convenience of Plug-n-Charge with the seamless interoperability that we are accustomed to and enjoy throughout our daily lives,” said Oleg Logvinov, spokesperson for CharIN North America. Because of the immense importance tied to a global charging standard, CharIN gathered 32 speakers from various industry perspectives - OEMs, utility providers, system operators, and government regulators, to name some – to foster dialogues about the present and future of e-Charging and e-Mobility.
With over 160 people in attendence representing more than 70 companies, CharIN successfully continued its ongoing mission to inform people about the value and need for CCS as a global standard. In the effort to continue Interoperability testing to ensure multi-vendor interoperability among EVs of all kinds (motorcycles, passanger vehicles, busses, trucks, etc.) and AC/DC chargers, CharIN will lead future Testivals worldwide and integrate them into the CharIN strategy.