MAN joins CharIN

MAN Truck & Bus is joining the Charging Interface Initiative. The aim of the association is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging all battery-powered electric vehicles.

As a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), MAN Truck & Bus wants to champion the harmonisation of charging capacities and CCS positioning.

To complete its vehicle portfolio, MAN Bus & Truck also gave a foretaste of electrification in the truck sector with an eTruck study.

As part of the development of an eBus, one of the exhibits showcased by MAN Truck & Bus at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 was an electric articulated bus in the form of a modular concept vehicle.

  • The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) promotes CCS charging for battery-powered electric vehicles
  • MAN advocates standardisation in the field of eMobility to achieve more flexibility and security for users
  • From MAN's perspective, the top priority is to coordinate charging communication for intelligent charging in the depot or in logistics centres for fleet customers

 

Standardisation is a prerequisite for flexibility, interoperability and security for vehicle fleet and urban bus fleet operators, and is also vital for the more widespread use of all-electric commercial vehicles. MAN Truck & Bus is therefore campaigning for the standardisation of interfaces and charging technologies and in this context, is actively involved in the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN).

 

The association, whose 60+ members cover the entire automotive value chain, promotes the development and expansion of the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for battery-powered electric vehicles. One of the measures undertaken in this context is the definition of requirements for the development of relevant standards. A seal for manufacturers who install CCS in their products is also being pursued. "Besides the harmonisation of charging capacities and CCS positioning, MAN Truck & Bus will be primarily applying itself to the topic of intelligent charging communication as, in the interaction with the bus depot and/or logistics centres, this constitutes an important interface with our customers' fleet management," explained Dr Götz von Esebeck, Senior Head of the eMobility Department at MAN Truck & Bus. “For the benefit of our customers, we are happy to be involved in coordination efforts at a higher sectoral level." Thanks to its many years' experience with electrified drivelines, MAN Truck & Bus is in an excellent position to provide transport companies and haulage firms with a practical and efficient solution in the eMobility segment as well.  

 

About MAN

MAN Truck & Bus is one of Europe's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers and transport solution providers, with an annual revenue of some 9 billion euros (2015). The company’s product portfolio includes trucks, buses and diesel engines along with services relating to passenger and cargo transport.   

MAN Truck & Bus is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and employs more than 35,500 people worldwide.

 

Contact

MAN Truck & Bus

Dachauer Strasse 667

80995 Munich, Germany    

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anne Katrin Wieser

Telephone: +49 (0)89 1580-2001

Presse-man@man.eu

www.mantruckandbus.com/press


06/19/2018

CharIN extends its global representation offices: Coordination Office in Japan opened

The CharIN e.V. opened an office in Tokyo, Japan, and thus adds its fourth representation office in Asia. The Managing Director of the Japan office will supply local support for CCS (the Combined Charging System) due to a growing Japanese membership base.

read more


06/07/2018

2nd CharIN Asia Conference in Bangkok on October 4 th to 5th – save the date and register now!

The 2nd CharIN Asia Conference will take place on October 4th and 5th in Bangkok, Thailand. All CharIN members and interested parties are welcome to participate. Mark the date in your calendar right now!

read more