Membership Categories

The CharIN association is comprised of two types of members: Core Members and Regular Members. Please refer to the CharIN Articles of Association for more details of what’s involved for each category.

Core Members are particularly closely involved in global activities relating to the Combined Charging System (CCS) and have a particular set of rights and duties within the association’s framework. All the founding members are automatically Core Members, but any member can become a Core Member if they fulfil certain criteria.

Regular Members
, as the name implies, are those who are not Core Members. They may be people or companies in relevant organisations, such as automotive component suppliers, power utilities, public authorities, IT and communications, non-profit organisations etc. They support the rollout of the CCS and participate in one or more working groups together with the Core Members.

Membership Application Procedure

Once you’ve decided you’d like to become a member of the CharIN association, all you need to do initially is make a written application to the association’s board.


The board members and the steering committee will then discuss your application and vote on acceptance. If your application is accepted, you may be asked to make a membership payment to the association according to the Rules for Membership Dues.

For a formal membership application, please, download and complete the Membership Application Form and return it to the Charging Interface Initiative e.V. We are looking forward to partnering with you soon to commonly develop and promote the Combined Charging System (CCS).

It’s important to note that the CharIN association is not a closed shop. Documentation concerning the architecture, standards and technology behind the CCS is available on demand – there’s no need to become a member if you simply wish to review the relevant technical information.


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.” (**).