Join us & become a Member!

If you’re interested in the Combined Charging System and you are willing to contribute to its ongoing development, we’d love you to join us! We’re always looking for new members to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of the CCS standards throughout the world. In this section, you’ll find plenty of information about the benefits of membership, the member categories, and the application process.

Here’s an overview of just some of the advantages that await you when you become a member of the CharIN association.

  • Receive interoperability information direct from the source
  • Share information with global members on technology, marketing and other topics
  • Participate in support of international CCS system standards
  • Build more innovative products with no technical limits to the system standard
  • Help define requirements for the charging standards of the future
  • Benefit from close collaboration between all members on CCS standard specifications
  • Share information and communications openly – CharIN is not a closed shop
  • Help accelerate worldwide adoption of the CCS standard
  • Benefit from targeted, market-oriented marketing strategies developed as a team
  • Support the development of cooperation and partnership strategies
  • Increase visibility with coordinated event management, e.g. joint fairs

CharIN was founded by Audi, BMW, Daimler, Mennekes, Opel, Phoenix Contact, Porsche, TÜV SÜD and Volkswagen. And we’re encouraging companies with an interest in electric vehicle charging – such as power utilities and charging equipment manufacturers as well as carmakers – to join us. We all have an interest in boosting the adoption of the Combined Charging System standard!


Documents concerning the Association (incl. Membership)


PLEASE NOTE
These are translations for your convenience and not legally binding. The legally binding documents are the German versions “Satzung des Charging Interface Initiative e. V.” (*) and “Beitragsordnung des Charging Interface Initiative e. V.” (**).


04/23/2018

New test results in interoperability and conformance testing from the 8th International ISO/IEC 15118 & CCS Testing Symposium in Shanghai

For CharIN members interoperability and conformance testing remains a priority and an important focus point to avoid disruption of the worldwide roll-out of CCS.

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04/23/2018

BP joins CharIN e.V.

CharIN today announced that BP has joined as its newest member. CharIN is an association whose aim is to develop and establish Direct Charge (DC) Fast and Ultra Fast Charge systems under the Combined Charging System (CCS) connector as a global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles....

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