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Los Gatos, California, 10 March 2014 – End of February, eMI3, the international electric mobility industry group aimed at accelerating interoperability throughout the electric vehicle market, met in Silicon Valley for its second General Assembly.
’s key objective is to enable global interoperability and efficient implementation via a common interface language between all ICT platforms supporting electric vehicles users and the organizations providing electric mobility services. Officially established in November 2013 at EVS27 in Barcelona as an ERTICO Innovation Platform, eMI3
has attracted more than 35 private and public organizations representative of the global electric mobility market, which work together to create an agile organization.
was initiated in Europe, we have had a global vision from the very beginning,” said Silvio Weeren, Chairman of eMI3
. “I thank ChargePoint for hosting our first general assembly and welcome our newest member Recargo.”
eMI3's works with relevant standards organizations to address electric mobility issues. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) created a division dedicated to these issues and is working actively to drive interoperability in North America. During the General Assembly at ChargePoint’s headquarters in Los Gatos, eMI3 and NEMA agreed to further their ongoing liaison agreement to ensure the best alignment of the two groups’ industry standards work.
“We are excited to join forces with eMI3
in the enhancement of e-mobility standards,” said Andrei Moldoveanu, Technical Director of NEMA 5EVSE working groups. “Both NEMA and eMI3 have been working together during the past year to develop and harmonize EV eMobility standards by taking the best aspects of the work from both.”
Since its creation in November, eMI3
has enrolled 35 official members from across the globe. Click here
for the full membership list.
EMobility ICT Interoperability Innovation, eMI3, is an open group of significant actors from the global Electric Vehicles market who joined forces driven by the common vision and belief that, harmonizing the way information and communication technology (ICT) data is exchanged between the various platforms used by each and all the actors, will inevitably:
- Remove key obstacles to and drive faster the development of a larger global eMobility market
- Drive global growth and utilization of EV-related products and services
- Increase the convenience and adoption rate of electric vehicles
- Ascertain that EV-related products and services which need to be integrated with the Electrical Grids are developed in line with Grid Management services or Grid constraints
Although eMI3 intends to facilitate and promote their implementation, eMI3 core objectives lie in the development, publication, sharing and promotion of ICT standards.
The long-term objective is promote adoption and involve more organizations, striving to achieve widespread international harmonization and globally accepted and implemented ICT standards for the EV markets.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.
About ChargePoint, Inc.
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 16,000 charging locations and a 70%+ market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.
ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf. Every 10 seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.1 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.5 million gallons of gasoline, avoided 25 million pounds of CO2 emissions and driven 80 million gas free miles.
About ERTICO - ITS Europe
ERTICO – ITS Europe is a multi-sector, public/private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS). We connect public authorities, industry players, infrastructure operators, users, national ITS associations and other organisations together and work to bring “Intelligence into Mobility”.
The ERTICO work programme focuses on initiatives to improve road safety, security and network efficiency whilst taking into account measures to reduce environmental impact. Our vision is of a future transport system working towards zero accidents, zero delays and fully informed people, where services are affordable and seamless, the environment is protected, privacy is respected and security is provided.