By joining CharIN, Black & Veatch will help standardise EV charging
Advancing standardised electric vehicle charging systems is crucial to widening EV adoption across the transportation value chain – from passenger drivers to public transit and enterprise-scale medium- and heavy-duty fleets. That’s why Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of EV charging networks, has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative, as a core member.
CharIN’s mission is to promote standards for all types of battery-EVs. The group includes a diverse set of infrastructure providers, OEMs, and other organisations dedicated to driving transportation electrification forward.
A full-service design, engineering, permitting and construction company, Black & Veatch has built and continues to develop some of the largest EV charging networks, as well as high-powered charging depots for heavy-duty vehicles. Black & Veatch works closely with cities, utilities, vehicle manufacturers, and EV hardware and service providers to deploy clean transportation solutions.
“As an EV market innovator, we are committed to the acceleration of alternative fuel vehicle adoption for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles,” said Black & Veatch associate vice-president for transformative technologies Dean Siegrist. “Global standards are an important foundation to continued EV growth and scale.”
Joining as a core CharIN member, Black & Veatch will help drive important initiatives such as CharIN’s Taskforce on High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles. This global taskforce was formed to collect requirements and deployment guidelines for next-gen charge rates of 1.6 MW and beyond for applications such as Class 8 Semi-Trucks.
Black & Veatch brings its experience with over 1,000 high-power sites across North America to accelerate power delivery, utility interconnection, site design and construction needs.
“Without standardised charging, we risk fragmenting the market at a time when unifying charging systems could reduce confusion among consumers and commercial fleets,” said Black & Veatch director of strategy and innovation Paul Stith. “Establishing standards now, at the front end, will accelerate innovation and speed to market.”