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Applus+ IDIADA, first European company accredited to certify CHAdeMO chargers

Applus+ IDIADA, first European company accredited to certify CHAdeMO chargers

Applus+ IDIADA  is the only accredited company that counts on an EV charging simulator within its facilities. The simulator, developed internally by Applus+ IDIADA, is capable of running 140 different test items within 3 hours in order to validate the correct reactions of a CHAdeMO quick charger for a safe use according the specifications. Applus+ IDIADA’s EV charging simulator can also be used to validate COMBO chargers and AC mode 3 chargers.
 
Mrs. Tomoko Blech, Representative of the CHAdeMO Association in Europe, commented that “fast charging is the key for electric mobility. It allows opportunity charging in different public places and reassures drivers to drive longer distance”.  As of February 11th there are already 3.553 CHAdeMO chargers installed, mainly in Europe and Japan.
 
Klaus Kersting, Applus IDIADA Product Manager for EV/HEV Powertrain said that “the electric vehicle is a reality, and at IDIADA we have to be at the forefront of all EV technologies in order to fulfill our client’s requirements”.

Excellence in electric vehicle development
With over 25 years’ experience, Applus+ IDIADA specializes in providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services to the automotive sector at international level.
 
In 2009, Applus+ IDIADA made a major commitment to strengthen its electric vehicle know-how. Since then the company has worked on different projects on behalf of its clients and has presented 4 different concept vehicles to demonstrate its excellence in the field of electric vehicle development.

Applus+, a global company in testing, inspection and certification
Applus + is one of the world's leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet environmental, quality, health and safety standards and regulations.

Applus+ achieved a turnover of €1,470 million in 2012, employs 18,000 people and operates in 60 countries across 5 continents. The company has been part of the portfolio companies of The Carlyle Group since 2007. 
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