EV Connect is launching its EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program for electric vehicle (EV) charging station manufacturers.
EV Connect says it developed the certification program to allow manufacturers to remotely self-certify and complete the vast majority of steps required to ensure that their EV charge stations accommodate the most common driver, network operator and utility use cases.
The EVCS Certification Program ensures that charge station hardware complies with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), an internationally established, open-standards-based protocol for communication between electric vehicle EV charge station hardware and charge station networks.
Charging station manufacturers that have already completed the certification process include BTCPower, Delta, Aerovironment (Webasto), EVoCharge, EV Box, Tritium and LiteOn. ABB Signet, and Siemens are expected to complete the EVCSC program by the summer of 2019, EV Connect says.