Task 20, Quick Charging Technology, plans for two workshops in 2013

January 23, 2013 02:20 PM
A DC quick charger, 480 volts, 44 kW maximum, 80% capacity in 30 minutes.
© Image courtesy of Nissan.


A second workshop for Task 20 will be held in Japan in June 2013 on the topic of overcoming the barriers faced by business for a larger deployment of EV quick charging technology. Bringing stakeholders together will strengthen coordination between all involved in the EV value chain. 

In preparation for the workshop, a series of webinars will be held January through April to foster stakeholder communication between workshops. The webinars will be open to include a larger audience beyond IA-HEV members.

The June 2013 Quick Charging workshop is being designed to include OEMs, battery manufacturers, utilities and charger manufacturers in addition to IA-HEV members. On the first day, a series of four parallel working sessions will be held, followed on the second day with a general assembly of participants to agree on guidelines developed from the working sessions.

Technical site visits and meetings with partners will round out the workshop on the third day. Inputs from North American and European Task members are being gathered by the Operating Agent in order to address relevant issues for those not attending.

Looking ahead to fall 2013, Task 20 is anticipating a robust meeting to coincide with EVS 27 in Barcelona, November 17–20. The Task is planning to include significant representatives in the field of the quick charging for the meeting who will be attending EVS 27.


Contributed by Mr. Ignacio Martin
Task 20 Operating Agent