3rd CharIN North America Conference

May 15 -16, 2019 | Reston, Virginia (USA)

Without a doubt, e-Mobility is growing worldwide at an ever-accelerating pace. Charging infrastructures enabled by the Combined Charging System (CCS) offer the convenience of Plug and Charge with the seamless interoperability that we are accustomed to and enjoy throughout our daily lives, for example when using WiFi. This event is a fantastic opportunity to see new cars that are about to hit the market, experience seamless and interoperable charging, and learn about the benefits of Plug and Charge technology while seeing it in action.

In this year’s conference sessions, we will start with visionary discussions examining the state of the market and dive into many aspects of EV charging, ranging from discussions on policy and innovative technology to the role of Vehicle Grid Integration including V2G applications. While there, take the opportunity to visit exhibits from some of our member companies involved in EV Charging and e-Mobility. Registration includes access to all panel sessions, a visit to the 11th International CCS Testing Symposium & Interop test site, complementary meals, and multiple networking opportunities throughout.

Join CharIN e.V. at our 3rd North America Conference as we continue to pursue our vision of developing and establishing the Combined Charging System as the global standard for charging battery powered electric vehicles.

Warmest Regards
Oleg Logvinov, CharIN NA Spokesperson


This year's scheduled panels will promote discussions on topics including:

  • e-Mobility 360 - Industry Perspectives
  • The role of governments and regulators in fostering the adoption of e-Mobility
  • VGI & V2G activities and customer engagement
  • High Powered Commercial Vehicle Charging
  • Outcomes of "Powering the Charge - The transition to electrification" discussions in London, UK
  • Technologies driving the current market


Member Registration

As a way to show our appreciation for our members, CharIN member companies may register up to four people free of charge. Additional registrants will receive the non-member Early Bird rate.

Non-Member Registration

Not a member? Interested in learning more about CharIN e.V. and the electric vehicle charging industry? Register before April 15th and save!

  • $399 until April 15th
  • $499 after April 15th



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for the 3rd CharIN North American Conference taking place on May 15 – 16, 2019 before the 11th International CCS Testing Symposium & Interop and Conformance Testing Event for CCS Standards. As a Sponsor of the event you may select from the following sponsorship packages and receive the following benefits:

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Learn details about our Speakers - "klick" to open!

  • Asaf Nagler (Senior Director of Government Relations at ABB)

    Asaf Nagler works at the intersection of government, technology, energy, and entrepreneurship and is currently Senior Director of Government Relations at ABB, a global leader in electrification and automation technology.

    At ABB, Asaf leads federal and state policy and market development activities across a range of issues and technologies, from electric vehicles and smart grid to robotics and workforce development. 

    Asaf was Chief of Staff to the U.S. Under Secretary of Energy where he helped oversee $37 billion in Recovery Act investments in clean energy and manage $8 billion in annual energy programs including energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric grid, nuclear and fossil energy, and nuclear clean-up.

    Asaf served as an attorney and researcher in the White House and on the 2008 Obama Campaign.

  • Obrie Hostetter (Director of Market Development at Hubject Inc. )

    Obrie Hostetter is Director of Market Development at Hubject Inc. 

    With close to 10 years of experience in the electric vehicle space, Obrie has held executive positions at both Electric Vehicle Service Providers (EVSPs) and Auto OEMs. Her broad range of experience includes: Wide-scale EV infrastructure rollouts, microgrid go-to-market planning, demand response marketing, auto OEM charging programs and government affairs.

    She launched EVgo’s Northern California charging network development efforts and was responsible for business development, host and partner management and operations for both public and workplace level 2 and DC fast charging Freedom Stations stations™.

    Obrie has worked for a variety of private and public organizations including EVgo, Faraday Future, 350Green, CPUC, Johnson & Johnson, and Bainbridge Consulting.

  • Erica Myers (Principal of Transportation Electrification for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA))

    Erika H. Myers is a Principal of Transportation Electrification for the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit facilitating the electric power industries smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through standards, research, and collaboration.

    Erika has 15 years of experience in the clean energy sector and specializes in the nexus between the grid, electric vehicles, and renewable energy. Prior to joining SEPA, Erika spent four years as a consultant with ICF International and five years as the Renewable Energy Manager for the South Carolina Energy Office, specializing in renewable energy and alternative transportation fuel policy and regulatory planning and development.

    Erika has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in earth and environmental resources from the University of South Carolina with a specialization in clean energy.

  • Michael Boehm (Vice President of Business at MOEV, Inc.)

    Leveraging over two decades of international business experience as a technology entrepreneur, Michael applies his start up and technology skills to cleantech startups, policy, research and education, with a concentration on e-mobility and the new energy economy.

    He has experience in EV charging solutions, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and microgrids. He also runs the Industry Partners Program at SMERC, UCLA's Smartgrid Research Center, responsibilities include technology commercialization, and serves SMERC's spin out MOEV, Inc. as Vice President of Business.

    He is also a co-founder of NanoDian, Inc. a nanotech based battery company, and has been working on Port of Long Beach electrification issues focusing on adoption of technology and workforce development.

    Educated at Northwestern University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Michael combines an understanding of the behavior of organizations and the individuals who make them up and the technical systems they use to deliver service and value.

  • Oleg Logvinov (Co-founder, President and CEO of IoTecha Corporation)

    Oleg Logvinov is the Spokesperson for CharIN North America and Co-founder, President and CEO of IoTecha Corporation.

    IoTecha provides software and hardware products, and Cloud Platform as a Service, to power major Internet of Things market segments, including Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Smart Manufacturing. IoTecha is accelerating the Electric Vehicle revolution by providing critical hardware and software components for the Smart Charging infrastructure and enabling the integration of tens of millions of Electric Vehicles with the Power Grid.

    During the last 25+ years, Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries and has over thirty patents to his credit.

  • Rustam Kocher (E-Mobility Ecosystem lead for utility engagement at Daimler Trucks North America)

    Rustam Kocher is the Daimler Trucks North America E-Mobility Ecosystem lead for utility engagement and leads the standardization effort for High-Power Commercial Vehicle Charging on the CharIN HPCVC Task Force.

    He is a firm believer that the electrification of transportation is an important step towards addressing global climate change. Rustam wrote his master thesis in 2013 on how to increase public adoption of electric vehicles, and fell in love with the concept of electrification of transportation. With solar panels on the roof of his home, and two EVs in the garage, he “drives on sunshine”.

    Prior to joining the e-mobility group, Rustam worked at DTNA in a purchasing role for 6 years.

  • Simon Lonsdale (Head of Sales and Strategy for AMPLY Power)

    Simon Lonsdale is the Head of Sales and Strategy for AMPLY Power, a Charging-as-a-Service provider de-risking and accelerating the adoption of electric buses, trucks, and passenger vehicles by commercial and public fleets through its price-per-mile-driven model.

    Simon previously served as Chief Strategy Officer for ChargePoint, the world’s leading EV charging network.

    He is a Chartered Engineer and carries a Masters and a Bachelors of Engineering degrees in Electronic, Communication and Computer Engineering.

  • Bill Combs (Director Connected Fleet at Penske Truck Leasing)

    Bill Combs is Director Connected Fleet at Penske Truck Leasing

    Connected, electric and automated vehicle strategies and programs for Penske Truck Leasing, including fleet telematics, customer-facing data integrations, regulatory initiatives, product development and vehicle deployment.

  • Greg Hintler (Head of USA at The Mobility House)

    Greg is Head of USA at The Mobility House and leading the company’s expansion in the US market.

    The focus of Greg’s professional career has been on the intersection of the mobility and energy industries. Prior to TMH, he was building digital products at Lab1886 - Mercedes Benz’s Incubator in Silicon Valley, and developed growth strategies and financing mechanism for new energy technologies at NRG Energy and Meister Consultants Group.

    He received his Masters in Environmental Management from Yale. Outside of work, you’ll find Greg up in the air paragliding, reading biographies, cooking veggies from his garden, or playing soccer.

  • Phillip Retsch (EV infrastructure tech lead at Electrify America)

    Phil Retsch is the EV infrastructure tech lead at Electrify America and has had a passion for electric vehicles and the ways to charge them since before it was cool. He designs and launches innovative products and services that are ahead of their time.

    He has a keen understanding of the unique North American EV market and its trailblazer customers. With a professional career starting at the bottom of the great recession he is always looking for and recognizing trends that emerge on the technological horizon.

  • Lonneke Driessen-Mutters (Program Director Standardization at ElaadNL)

    Lonneke Driessen-Mutters is Program Director Standardization at ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the Knowledge and Innovation Centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure in the Netherlands and is owned by the Dutch grid operators. Within ElaadNL she is responsible for the EV Charging testing facilities, open standards development in EV charging and is in charge of activities regarding the Open Charge Alliance (OCPP) and EClearing.net (Roaming solutions).

    Mrs. Driessen has a longstanding career in the Utility Industry and has operated in key strategic developments, such as market liberalization, smart metering and smart grids before entering the EV charging domain three years ago.

    She has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.

  • William Lynn (Member of the Growth & Innovation team at Edison International)

    William Lynn is a member of the Growth & Innovation team at Edison International.

    Will focuses on incubating new business ideas across clean energy and e-mobility, as well as helping Edison to build out its portfolio of strategic investments in early stage businesses. Prior to joining Edison, Will spent a year working in the Strategic Planning team at Southern California Edison. Prior to that, Will spent 10 years as a strategy consultant working with a mix of major corporations and clean tech startups across Europe, Africa, North America and parts of central Asia.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

  • Bill Ehrlich (Manager for technology development projects at EVgo)

    Bill Ehrlich manages EVgo's technology development projects – specifically vehicle-to-grid (V2G), energy storage, and high-power charging, 150 kW and above.

    Bill came to electric vehicle charging via energy storage and worked as an energy storage consultant for Strategen Consulting (Berkeley, CA) before EVgo. Previously he worked at a solar engineering procurement construction (EPC) firm, Inovateus Solar (South Bend, IN) and with IBEW Local 134 as an electrician for Gurtz Electric (Chicago, IL).

    Bill has been involved with CharIN’s High Power Commercial Charging Standard’s group since May 2018 and was project lead for EVgo’s first 350 kW charging station brought online December 6, 2018 in Baker, California.

  • Paul Heitmann (President of Businovation, LLC)

    Paul is President of Businovation, LLC providing strategic consulting and solution development services to the utility, electric vehicle, and energy management services industries.

    Active with ZAPGO Inc., Paul is responsible for developing business models, market segmentation and product strategy for Grid Connected energy storage solutions using the advanced Carbon-Ion platform. Paul has additional roles with LO3 Energy and IEEE where he develops business models, market segmentation and product strategy for Grid Connected energy storage solutions using the advanced Carbon-Ion platform, and chairs the IEEE P825 Transactive Energy working group being driven by the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s new “Smart Buildings, Loads, and Customer Systems” Technical Committee.

    Paul holds a BSME from University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

  • Dr. Mohamad Abdul-Hak (Sr. Manager for the eMobility, High voltage Systems and Quality team at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development N. America, Inc)

    Mohamad Abdul-Hak is the Engineering Sr. Manager for the eMobility, High voltage Systems and Quality team at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development N. America, Inc. His responsibilities include the research and development of Electrified Vehicles.

    He has earned a Bachelor, Master and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University (WSU), University of Michigan and University of Detroit Mercy respectively. He has been working in the automotive industry for more than 20 years. He is a co-chair of the vehicle wireless charging committee at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

    Mohamad is the chair of WSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Industrial Advisory Board. He is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) where he previously held a Vice President role for the Michigan chapter.

  • Russell Pollom (Engineering Manager at Black & Veatch TTech)

    Biography is following soon. Thank you for your understanding.


Reston Sheraton Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20191

The 3rd CharIN North America Conference will be held in the Reston Sheraton Ballroom. Group discounts may be available.

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