Mitsubishi Electric is a global leader in the provision of manufacture and supply of electrical and electronic equipment for industrial and commercial markets. The Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch recently announced its acceptance of becoming a member of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN).
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The Combined Charging System
The CharIN is a Berlin-based registered association that was founded by Audi, Mennekes, BMW, Opel, Phoenix Contact, Daimler, Porsche, TÜV SÜD, and Volkswagen. The vision of the CharIN is to promote and establish the combined charging system (CCS) as the global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) of all forms. The CCS is the world’s only open and universal charging system for EVs. The CharIN also aims to set up requirements to advance the evolution of charging-related standards and develop a certification system for manufacturers to use when implementing the CCS in their products.
What Does Membership With CharIN Mean For Mitsubishi?
Mitsubishi leads the provision of critical components of the control systems of electric power, namely, power semiconductors. The company’s offerings cater to a broad range of sectors including renewable energies, energy storage, e-mobility, power transmission and distribution, railway technology, and more. Concerning hybrid vehicles, Mitsubishi led the way in the mass production of power modules for hybrid EVs in 1997. Today, the company supplies power semiconductors to different categories of hybrid EV (xEV). Power modules made for such vehicles must be of the highest quality to cater to passenger safety and to provide the best performance. Along with other industry experts making up the members of CharIN, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch aims to support the definitions of the requirements of CCS and new developments that pave the way toward a more green, electric-powered future.
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At present Mitsubishi accommodates industrial applications associated with e-mobility through its provision of power devices to manufacturers of charging stations. The company aims to ensure efficient, high-power direct current (DC) charging. Mitsubishi’s expertise in this area may be another stepping stone toward establishing wider adoption of CCS charging for the CharIN.
Environmental Change With Eco Changes
“Eco Changes” is Mitsubishi Electric Group’s environmental statement that represents the company’s commitment to helping contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. Mitsubishi is endeavoring to lower CO2 emissions from the production and use of its products. The company is also encouraging the use of recycled materials in its products to reduce the number of waste materials produced and lower consumption of resources. Mitsubishi is also raising awareness of biodiversity where possible and are integrating green technologies within smart homes, businesses, and industries of the future.
Mitsubishi’s Eco Changes is a show of the company’s efforts in engaging with its customers for a greener future. With this in mind, the partnering of CharIN and Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. German Branch may serve to align green energy goals and targets for lowering greenhouse gas emissions with the move toward unified EV charging for the world.