CharIN’s mission is to promote standards for all types of battery-electric vehicles. The group includes a diverse set of infrastructure providers, OEMs, and other organizations dedicated to driving transportation electrification forward A full-service design, engineering, permitting and construction company, Black & Veatch has built and continues to develop some of the largest electric vehicle charging networks, as well as high-powered charging depots for heavy-duty vehicles. Black & Veatch works closely with cities, utilities, vehicle manufacturers, and EV hardware and service providers to deploy clean transportation solutions. “As an EV market innovator, we are committed to the acceleration of alternative fuel vehicle adoption for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles,” said Dean Siegrist, Associate Vice President, Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch. “Global standards are an important foundation to continued EV growth and scale.” Joining as a core CharIN member, Black & Veatch will help drive important initiatives such as CharIN’s Taskforce on High Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles. This global taskforce was formed to collect requirements and deployment guidelines for next-gen charge rates of 1.6 megawatts and beyond for applications such as Class 8 Semi-Trucks. Black & Veatch brings our experience with over 1,000 high-power sites across North America to accelerate power delivery, utility interconnection, site design and construction needs. “Without standardized charging, we risk fragmenting the market at a time when unifying charging systems could reduce confusion among consumers and commercial fleets,” said Paul Stith, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Black & Veatch. “Establishing standards now, at the front end, will accelerate innovation and speed to market.” Media Contact Information: JIM SUHR | +1 913-458-2778 P | +1 816-674-0572 M | SuhrJ@BV.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Designing Mines with Water in Mind Climate change, a growing global population and accelerating urbanization are deepening concern over the world’s water security. From Drones to Senders: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery. Working to Bring Hyper-speed Transit to Life A revolution in transportation is transforming how we view the very concept of community. Hyperloop technology, electric and autonomous vehicles powered by energy from the wind and sun, and advanced, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells are redefining how we move people, goods and ideas. Catalyst for Clean Energy In this year’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report, we explore the sector’s weightiest topics and offer insights driven by survey input from hundreds in the industry and our decades of experience serving the natural gas marketplace.