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DEKRA and Switch cooperate to improve testing and certification for EV charging

DEKRA-certified elements: security and effectivity for zero-touch (ISO 15118 Plug & Cost) and bi-directional (V2X) EV charging.

(L-R) Dr Marc Mültin, CEO & Founder of Switch with Beat Kreuter, Vice President of Safety DEKRA

(L-R) Dr Marc Mültin, CEO & Founding father of Switch with Beat Kreuter, Vice President of Security DEKRA

DEKRA integrates Switch platform throughout international testing websites to prolong certification of EV charging tech throughout Plug & Cost and bidirectional charging occasions.

Switch is in a position to facilitate complete end-to-end testing, notably for Plug & Cost. This has not been potential earlier than, and represents a big development for the business.”

— Dr Marc Mültin

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, July 13, 2023/ — DEKRA Certification B.V. has built-in the Switch platform to supply complete testing of your complete charging ecosystem throughout the DEKRA check beds at Arnhem, The Netherlands and Harmony, California. The cooperation permits testing eventualities for electrical autos (EVs) and EV charging stations (EVSEs), together with complete and new functionalities reminiscent of Plug & Cost and bi-directional energy circulate.

DEKRA can now present testing eventualities from begin to end. This contains Plug & Cost functionalities throughout profitable and unsuccessful charging occasions. The Switch platform permits DEKRA to create each legitimate and invalid or expired certificates for all kinds of check eventualities. It additional integrates all functionalities of the Hubject Plug & Cost ecosystem into the method. This collaboration positions the DEKRA check labs completely for their deliberate ISO15118 and Plug & Cost certification, which they plan to supply by the top of 2023 or early 2024. Switch’s assist of OCPP 2.0.1 permits DEKRA to prolong the monitoring and error evaluation into OCPP 2.0.1, the most recent normal for backend communication. Testing of OCPP 1.6-based charging occasions can also be supported.

DEKRA determined to associate with Switch based mostly on its distinctive business place: Switch affords the one OCPP 2.0.1 licensed options for EV charging infrastructure worldwide that assist ISO 15118-powered Plug & Cost.

“It’s a really distinctive set-up, and we’re excited to collaborate with DEKRA. Our system is in a position to supply in-depth monitoring and evaluation of the protocol-based ‘dialog’ between software program and {hardware} elements,” explains Marc Mültin, CEO & Founding father of Switch. “Switch is due to this fact in a position to facilitate complete end-to-end testing, notably for Plug & Cost. This stage of testing and evaluation has not been potential earlier than, and represents a big development for the business.”

Thus far, the communication circulate between an EV, a charging station and the backend couldn’t be comprehensively evaluated due to a scarcity of data-driven insights. However complete testing has turn into much more essential as there’s a rising variety of EV charging modes and plug sorts out there out there. It’s important for EVs and EVSEs to endure rigorous testing situations utilizing extremely automated expertise to guarantee secure and dependable charging. Switch’s expertise affords an built-in course of that encompasses all related points, eliminating the requirement for further in depth and complicated check setups.

DEKRA is a worldwide chief and one of the crucial recognisable check laboratories for a number of eventualities. These eventualities embody system testing of EVs and EVSEs based mostly on OCCP, ISO 15118 and DIN SPEC 70121 requirements. Moreover, DEKRA conducts assessments for communication between backends and EVSEs, utilising the OCPP 1.6 and OCPP 2.0.1 protocols.

“The Switch system offers a singular resolution because it permits us to prolong our present testing set-up all the best way from the automotive to the charger and the backend with API connections. With the upcoming OCPP 2.1, we’re aiming to prolong our testbed additional to embody use circumstances reminiscent of energy grid and sensible constructing integration and bi-directional energy switch,” defined Beat Kreuter, Vice President of Security at DEKRA.

In June 2023, Switch’s embedded software program stack ‘Josev’ and charging station administration system ‘Switch platform’ obtained a twin 2.0.1 certification by the Open Cost Alliance (OCA).

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Switch is a fast-growing tech and data firm providing the one future-proof and backwards-compatible EV charging system in the marketplace. The mixed Switch system is about to heal the globally fragmented ecosystem throughout places and operators. It brings unmatched buyer comfort
and the potential to enhance income with Plug & Cost, Automobile-to-Grid and Superior Uptime Diagnostics. Its vertically built-in structure helps EV charging companies improve buyer retention, match the reliability of fuelling stations and exceed them in return on funding. The corporate, based mostly in London, is a workforce of 30+ with a rising checklist of high-profile purchasers which incorporates cost level OEMs and charging networks. Based in 2020 by Dr Marc Mültin, a world-renowned chief within the communication requirements that underpin the worldwide EV charging ecosystem.

DEKRA has been energetic within the discipline of security for nearly 100 years. Based in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it’s
as we speak one of many world’s main professional organisations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s working enterprise. DEKRA Certification B.V., a Dutch subsidiary of DEKRA SE that specialises in testing, inspection and certification of revolutionary merchandise. In 2022, DEKRA generated gross sales totalling practically EUR 3.8 billion. The corporate presently employs nearly 49,000 folks in roughly 60 nations on 5 continents. With certified and impartial professional providers, they work for security on the highway, at work and at house. These providers vary from car inspection and professional value determinations to claims providers, industrial and constructing inspections, advisory and coaching providers, testing and certification of merchandise and programs, additionally within the digital world, in addition to short-term work. The imaginative and prescient for the corporate’s a centesimal birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA would be the international associate for a secure, safe, and sustainable world. With a platinum score from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now within the prime one p.c of sustainable companies ranked.

Ben Kegler
Switch EV
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