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A Comparison of Autocharge and ISO 15118’s Plug & Charge

The terms Autocharge and Plug & Charge are currently circulating in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. At first glance, both refer to the same user experience: offering a seamless and customer-friendly charging process that starts as soon as the EV driver plugs the charging cable into the EV — with no additional user steps required. …

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Next Generation ISO 15118 Introduces Wireless and Bidirectional Charging

Did you know that the ISO 15118 communication standard currently consists of eight different parts? It can be overwhelming to work with this complex and future-proof technology due to the vast amount of charging-related use cases the standard covers. The good news is that ISO 15118 serves as a unified communication protocol that covers all …

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The Road to IEC 63110 and How You Can Impact the International Standard

We are relatively early in developing an industry that many hope will completely overhaul the current transportation ecosystem worldwide. This means there is an opportunity at every turn to mold the future of our slowly but surely interconnecting world of e-mobility. Read on to find out how you can shape history by participating in the working groups …

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The Battle Between ISO 15118 and DIN Spec 70121

A common question I receive from the EV community is whether there is a difference between ISO 15118 and DIN SPEC 70121. The answer tends to leave many of you quite surprised. This is an essential distinction to understand in order to make sure your products are interoperable. The German technical specification DIN SPEC 70121 is based on …

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IEC 63110 – Standardizing the Management of Electric Vehicle (Dis-)Charging Infrastructures

In one of my previous articles called “The Charging Stations’ Backend Protocol OCPP Will Develop – through OASIS and IEC“, I introduced you to a new standardization initiative. This initiative aims at internationally standardizing the communication interface between a charging station (also called EVSE – for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) and a system that is in …

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The Charging Stations’ Backend Protocol OCPP Will Develop – Through Oasis and IEC

The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), launched by the Open Charge Alliance, an industry alliance of public and private charging infrastructure providers, is the most widely used communications protocol between charging infrastructure and charging operators. Its further development will now take place in an official standardisation committee. Here, the standardisation of such charging infrastructure backend protocol …

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