ALFEN ICU charging stations fully compatible with Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
On the 19th of June a team of engineers from Toyota Europe visited ALFEN to test the new Prius Plug-in with ICU charging stations. After a day of extensive testing at the ICU production and development facility, engineers from ALFEN found the charging stations to be fully compatible with the new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle from Toyota.
For future customers of the Prius Plug-in, this means that they now have the confirmation that the new Toyota model will work seamlessly with all ALFEN ICU charge points. Prius drivers are guaranteed to be able to charge at all public ICU charging stations, at home as well as at the office.
Both the charging station and the car are in accordance with international standards with regards to the mode 3 communication protocol. Therefore, it was expected that the Prius and the ICU charging stations would work without any problems. Mode 3 refers to the communication between the charging station and the vehicle and plays an important role in the charging process. More and more manufacturers of electric vehicles and charging stations are conforming to the standards for communication, which drastically improves the interoperability.
Recently, the ICU Twin has been approved by DEKRA and received the first seal for EV charging stations. With this new seal ALFEN ICU has proven to conform to all applicable international standards. Earlier this year, ICU charging stations were already approved by Nissan and received the renowned EV and ZE Ready labels from Renault.
ALFEN bv, based in Almere, is the market leader in the Netherlands for transformer substations. It has been supplying products and services for decades to mainly energy companies and the greenhouse horticulture sector. ALFEN's product range is broken down into five product groups. Transformer substations, projects, special products, service and substation automation. ALFEN is the trendsetter and initiator with respect to designing the transformer substation of the future, a station in which extensive intelligence is integrated. The company is also active under the name of ICU in developing and producing charge points for electric vehicles.
In 2008, ALFEN took its first steps towards developing the specific technology required to charge electric vehicles. Moreover, ALFEN is playing a decisive role in creating an infrastructure targeted at scaling up electric-powered transport at an international level.
ALFEN is the market leader in the Netherlands and plays a leading role in the further development of this market. The first one thousand charge points were delivered in 2011 and a second charge point production facility was opened in July.
In 2011, ALFEN was also awarded the title of Business of the Year in Almere and it assumed the societal role of ambassador for sustainable entrepreneurship.
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