IEE Standards for EV DC Quick Charging

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), announced the formation of the IEEE Electrical Vehicle Charging Conformity Assessment Steering Committee and the approval of the standard revision IEEE P2030.1.1™—Standard Technical Specifications of a DC Quick and Bi-directional Charger for Use with Electric Vehicles.

The initial automobile manufacturer members of the IEEE EVC CASC are Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. They are joined by the CHAdeMO Association, a developer of an independent standard included in IEEE P2030.1.1, and Tritium, an Australian manufacturer of fast DC electrical vehicle charging stations. Formed under the auspices of The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP), EVC CASC aims to develop a certification scheme for accredited testing and conformity assessment to IEEE P2030.1.1, as well as other standards for DC rapid chargers used with electric vehicles. IEEE encourages broad participation from automobile, charger and connector manufacturers, test laboratories, the end-user community (utilities, cities, municipalities, asset owners), and regulators. To learn more about joining IEEE EVC CASC, please visit the associated ICAP Membership and Agreement web page.

“While there are many stakeholders engaged in the technological development of rapid DC chargers conforming to globally accepted standards, these efforts are especially important for electric vehicle manufacturers,” said David Patterson, EVC CASC chair and chief engineer, Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America. “To support the use of electric vehicles, manufacturers are taking a leading role ensuring technology and standard development efforts work to achieve seamless charging and driving experiences to satisfy electric vehicle owners.”

Approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board in 2017 September, the IEEE P2030.1.1 standard revision is being undertaken by the newly formed Working Group for Creating Technical Specifications of Quick Charger for Electric Vehicles Standards. Technical amendments to the standard will cover bi-directional charging (V2X), ultra-rapid charging up to 400kW, and CHAdeMO v1.2 and soon to be published v2.0 requirements.

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