The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) and the American Center for Mobility (ACM) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on strategic priorities related to electric vehicle (EV) charging. Together, CharIN and ACM said they aim to accelerate the development and testing of robust industry standards with the goal of making EV charging better than gas station refueling.
According to CharIN Inc., it is a registered association with members across the entire EV charging value chain and is open to all interested parties. CharIN said it focuses on expanding the global EV network by coordinating companies to support and promote open EV industry standards including, SAE J3400, ISO 15118/ DIN SPEC 70121, SAE J1772 and IEC 62196, which are the building blocks of CCS, MCS & NACS and other relevant international standards.
“CharIN is accelerating the evolution of EV charging standards to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding consumer base,” Erika Myers, executive director at CharIN North America, said. “Partnering with ACM will merge CharIN’s knowledge and membership with ACM’s open testing and validation facilities to address interoperability issues.”
ACM is a global development center for sustainable mobility technologies, it said. ACM recently announced plans to develop an EV charging and interoperability test bed where automakers, charging providers and equipment makers can collaborate to improve the consumer charging experience, the company said.