Epiroc says it has decided to join CharIN to work together with industrial leaders with the ambition to create what it says is the best customer experience of charging electric vehicles in mining and other industrial applications.
Back in September, mining giants BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale established a Mining Taskforce within CharIN, supported by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), looking to solve interoperability barriers and working towards standardisation on EV charging.
CharIN calls itself a leading global association with over 280 members dedicated to promoting interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds.
Electrification solutions from Epiroc, the company says, support mining customers globally as they transition towards using battery-electric vehicles (BEV).
“Epiroc is the first OEM to provide a full range of electric vehicles and charging solutions in the mining industry and will bring in-field experiences and technical knowhow to CharIN,” it said.
Lina Jorheden, Operations Managers at Epiroc’s electrification organisation, said: “The decision to join CharIN connect us to an international standard of charging, which makes us unique in the industry.”