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Second CharIN Focus Group Week took place in Berlin

Focus Group Communication on November 7th, 2017 in Berlin

The global get together of Combined Charging System (CCS) experts continues to grow. With 138 attendees from all over the world a record was set for Focus Group participation!

The second full Focus Group Week in 2017 of the CharIN e.V. took place from November 6th to 10th in Berlin. During this week, experts of the CharIN Focus Groups Conformance Test, Grid integration, Charging Infrastructure, Charging Communication and Charging Connection met daily to exchange information about latest developments regarding the Combined Charging System (CCS), the standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds.

Topics that were discussed in Berlin include among others technical specifications such as DC CCS power classes, CCS conformance testing, position papers on data collection during charging or grid integration and use cases for a perfect customer journey.

Emphasis was further put on a vendor-neutral CCS test system (Golden Test Device =GTD) for conformance testing. The GTD should allow users to quickly check the compatibility of electric vehicles and charging stations produced by different manufacturers.

The Focus Group Week was rated as an excellent opportunity for information exchange between focus group members. The discussed topics now will be further developed within an agreed time schedule. All activities are directed at achieving one central target: To draw up requirements for the evolution of charging-related standards and to develop a certification system for use by manufacturers implementing the CCS in their products.

Information about CharIN e.V.
The Charging Interface Initiative e.V. -abbreviated to CharIN e.V.- is a registered association with 102 members along the whole value chain from all over the world. It is open to all interested parties and has offices in Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, India and the US.

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