In an effort to make electric vehicle (EV) charging more accessible to drivers and manageable for site owners, EV Connect launched its EV Charge Station (EVCS) Certification Program for EV charging station manufacturers. A provider of EV charging solutions, EV Connect developed the certification program to allow manufacturers remotely to 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.
Along with ensuring compatibility with advanced charge station 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 stations certified under the EVCS Certification Program are automatically cleared to operate on EV Connect’s management platform, EV Cloud.
Charging station manufacturers who 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.