STMicroelectronics joins EV charging initiative

STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 08 February, 2017

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), an association founded to develop and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging all kinds of battery-powered electric vehicles, has announced semiconductor company STMicroelectronics (ST) as its newest member.

Founded in 2015, with a head office in Berlin as well as regional offices in Asia and North America, CharIN has three primary aims:

  • To roll out and establish the CCS as the global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kind.
  • To draw up requirements for the evolution of charging-related standards and set up a conformance verification system for use by manufacturers implementing the CCS in their products.
  • To promote the CCS standard worldwide.

ST is the 61st company to join the initiative, contributing its “valuable automotive, security, sensing, power and processing expertise to CharIN, along with its strong relationships across the industry that complement and supplement the already-strong CharIN roster of members and partners”, said CharIN Chairman Class Bracklo. The company is expected to help CharIN address and industrialise sophisticated, secure, easy-to-use interfaces for hybrid and electric-vehicle (HEV/EV) charging.

“Standardising the technical set-up and charging of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles globally will reduce range anxiety and be a powerful accelerant for EV adoption,” said Marco Monti, executive vice president Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics.

“ST’s long experience, leadership and broad portfolio of products in the automotive and power-electronics sectors, together with our recognised strengths in sensors, secure payment and secure communication, mean that we are perfectly placed to contribute strongly to the CharIN initiative and to help meet industry needs by delivering the technology to the market at the appropriate time.”

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