Burns & McDonnell Joins Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN)

Participation in Global EV Standards Organization Crucial to Advancing Electrification of Vehicle Fleets Worldwide

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (May 27th, 2019) – Burns & McDonnell has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) as part of the firm’s work to advance technical design and deployment standards for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.


“With electric vehicles rapidly gaining market share worldwide, the need for common electrical charging standards is becoming critical,” says Kyle Pynn, who leads the EV business line for Burns & McDonnell. “As an industry leader in all aspects of the power industry, we believe we can play a crucial role in setting the course of transportation electrification in North America and throughout the world.”


Burns & McDonnell has long been active in the EV industry, contributing design, code compliance and installation knowledge to many client organizations as they invest in needed charging infrastructure.


As the No. 1-ranked firm for electrical power engineering, according to Engineering News-Record, Burns & McDonnell supports transportation electrification projects across a number of sectors ranging from airports, commercial developments, municipalities, seaports and transit authorities.


“We are in the early stages of EV development but with every automaker now working on both passenger and commercial EV models, the charging infrastructure will need to develop quickly,” Pynn continues. “We advocate charging networks to be integrated with the latest technology in open platforms that will be flexible enough to accommodate continued innovation and new technologies that are certain to be on the way. CharIN will play a crucial role in ensuring the EV industry moves forward with standardized systems that prevent market fragmentation and barriers to adoption.”


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