BYD joins CharIN to promote global standards for charging infrastructure

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Aug 2018


A BYD company representative with the EV charging system

China-based electric vehicle company BYD is looking to develop the combined charging system (CCS) by joining CharIN (charging interface initiative) that works to establish global standards for charging battery-electric vehicles.

The combined charging system (CCS) is an open, universal and international charging system for electric vehicles based on international standards. This standardisation is intended to eliminate the need for a customer to invest in multiple charging systems.

CharIN is an open coalition of major players within the electric vehicle (EV) industry aiming to support and promote CCS as a global standard for EV charging. Key members include companies such as BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Phoenix Contact, Porsche, and Renault, among others.

“CCS is currently the world’s only charging system that covers all charging scenarios with a single product, and our support of CCS will help pave the way for more efficient transportations solutions,” said Bobby Hill, Vice President of BYD North America, Coach and Bus.

In addition to its membership in CharIN, BYD is also said to be prevalent on multiple boards and committees that are working to advance battery-electric technology and standards including the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).