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August 21, 2020 11:15 AM, EDT

Navistar Joins Effort to Adopt Electric Vehicle Standards

NavistarNavistar's headquarters in Lisle, Ill. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

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Navistar Inc. joined a global coalition of industrial and automotive businesses pushing to create standards for electric vehicles, the company announced Aug. 20.

CharIN E.V. is focused on advancing the adoption of electric vehicles through the development, promotion and implementation of the Combined Charging System. The group and its coalition partners want the system to become the global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles.

“Navistar is proud to officially join CharIN and to continue working with the companies within it to set the industry standard for electric vehicles moving forward,” Bob Walsh, Navistar’s vice president of emerging technology, strategy and planning, said in a statement.

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Navistar previously was a participant in the push to adopt an electric vehicle standard. Its membership means it officially has joined that effort.

“We look forward to participating in important discussions and providing our unique perspective within the electric space to help set a standard that is necessary for electric vehicle adoption,” Walsh said.

Navistar joins other companies within the space in setting standards for electric vehicles and critical components such as charge ports and charging stations. That includes European alliance partners Scania and MAN Truck & Bus. — Transport Topics

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