Competitive Edge - Why we're different!

What makes the Combined Charging System (CCS) and
the CharIN association so unique?

The answer is simple: CCS is currently the world’s only charging system that covers all charging scenarios with a single product. Drivers of any type of electric vehicle can choose between normal and fast charging as well as AC (single-phase up to three-phase) and DC (up to high  power of > 350 kW) – and they only need a single system for all these options. The CCS also has the advantage of being accepted and supported by a significant number of major companies from different industries. 

The CharIN association is unique, as it is comprised of multiple experts across a variety of industries who have worked together as a team to make this breakthrough possible. The European Union's official charging solution, which is based on the CCS international standards, is effective now and will be implemented in full by 2017 at the latest. Any company can join the association and work with the other members on further developments for the CCS. The association itself is non-profit.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, the CCS team focused on an innovative approach: rethinking existing systems, while incorporating all the relevant international standards. The result is an ingenious and future-proof solution that is universal for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios while remaining safe and easy to use. That’s what makes the CCS so unique!

New charging interfaces like inductive charging are enhancing the CharIN portfolio to a one stop shop for every charging scenario.

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09/19/2017

FUSO eCanter - first light truck with CCS

The FUSO eCanter is the first light truck with CCS that will be in series production for Europe, Japan and the US. The truck with a 115-kW motor has a range of 100 km and a load capacity up to 4,5 tons.

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09/13/2017

CharIN e.V. Asia Meeting in Hong Kong

The Charging Interface Initiative e.V. would like to welcome its members to a seminar on the highly current topics of charging by well-known experts on September 25th to 27th, 2017 at the Cordis Hotel / Hong Kong

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09/11/2017

CharIN at the European Congress on Electric Vehicle in Madrid

Together with various representatives from European and Spanish institutions, André Kaufung, Managing Director of the CharIN e.V. will discuss about changes in the transportation sector towards low and zero-emissions at the European Congress on Electric Vehicle on October 26th to 27th 2017 in...

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