Terminology

Each business area develops its own language and terminology, if only to be able to give new technologies a name. Here you will find explanations of the frequently used terms in E-Mobility.

ACAlternating current
CCSCombined Charging System: a combined charging system in which both AC and DC charging is possible, using only a Vehicle-Inlet.
ComboOld designation for the Combined Charging System
ConnectorCharging connector that is inserted into the vehicle.
CPControl Pilot: designation of the connection point contact/the cable, via which the communication information is transmitted.
DCDirect current
EVElectric vehicle
GB/TPlug geometry for the Chinese market.
IC-CPDIn-Cable-Control and Protective Device
OCPPThe Open Charge Point Protocol: provides communication between the charging station and a back-end system.
PHEVPlug-in hybrid electric vehicle
PlugCharging connector that is inserted into the charging station.
PPProximity Pilot – contact to establish the current carrying capacity of the charging cable and to activate the immobilizer.
Socket outletSocket outlet in the charging station.
Type 1Plug geometry for the American market, and for part of the Japanese market.
Type 2Plug geometry for the European market
Vehicle-InletCharging socket in the vehicle.

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