CharIN recognises Dekra testing lab for charging
The European CharIN organisation has recognised the German standards inspection company Dekra as a testing laboratory for charging infrastructure. Dekra is now one of the first two laboratories that can perform conformance tests for the Combined Charging System (CCS) and issue CharIN CCS certificates.
Siemens to build bus chargers in New Zealand
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received an order from Go Bus, New Zealand’s largest bus operator, to equip two bus depots with charging technology for electric buses. These are two separate Go Bus orders in Auckland and Christchurch.
OCPP certification available for charging
Companies that use the Open Charge Point Protocol 1.6 (OCPP 1.6) in their charging products can now certify their implementations. The Open Charge Alliance has launched an independent certification program for this purpose.
Open Charge Alliance launches latest protocol
The latest version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is now available to charging stations manufacturers and operators. Version OCPP 2.0, includes new features regarding security, smart charging and improved transaction handling for large networks.
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Hyundai to charge Belgium: 85 EV charging station are planned at Hyundai dealerships in Belgium and Luxembourg. The car maker will cooperate with utility provider Eneco as the Ioniq launch draws near. The first charger stands in Bruges.
lesoir.be (in French)
Homerun for Solaris: Polish bus maker Solaris has received an order from Poland over 42 electric buses. 22 Urbino of different sizes will go to Jaworzno and another 20 are destined for Krakow. Deliveries are set for 2017.
omnibusrevue.de (in German)
Homerun for Mahindra: 50 eSupro cargo vans by Mahindra have been ordered by Indian Brring Logistics. The last-mile delivery service has received the first ten electric vans in New Delhi already. They can travel up to 112 miles on a charge.
XL Hybrid retrofitted five vans for Prince George’s County, Maryland. Also, Montgomery County saw 15 vehicles being hybridised with the firm’s XL3 Hybrid system.
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International interoperability: ‘EV Charging Equipment Data Exchange Technical Committee’ is to introduce version 2 of the OCPP to establish the de-facto standard for EV-to-network communications officially and globally. Already ABB, Allego, EV-Box, EVgo, Mennekes, Schneider Electric, Siemens and The New Motion among others are on board. OCPP 2.0 is to be published this month.