CharIN e.V. with over 60 members: the CCS community is steadily growing

CharIN e.V. looks back to a successful year 2016 with increased international activities, presence at various events and a lot of new members. Ten new members are joining the CharIN e.V. from January 2017. The participation at a panel discussion on January 11th at the NAIAS will probably also increase the CharIN attention for potential new members in the US.

2017 starts brilliant for CharIN. 10 new members are joining the association. Over 60 members from across the world are part of the CCS community now; this is an increase by over 50 members during 2016.


The following members are part of CharIN from January 1st 2017: EnBW, Honda, Hyundai, Infineon, Ingeteam, Keri, Lear, Siemens, STMicroelectronics and Yazaki.


The positive membership development from all over the world is related to an augmented international presence of CharIN e.V. The association opened offices in Asia and North America, organized workshops/member meetings in Beijing, Seoul, Los Angeles, Detroit and Berlin.


A worldwide newsletter and a special Asian newsletter, regular press releases and presentations of CharIN at various events all over the world made the CCS community more and more popular.


In 2017, CharIN will participate at the NAIAS in the e-mobility panel “The Impact of a Charged Society” on January 11th at 6pm at the Atrium State. In October, CharIN will be part of the EVS 30 in Stuttgart with a joint booth.


CharIN, with its origin and strong footprint in Europe has been attracted to industrial leaders from all over the world and shows a significant membership growth in America, Australia and Asia. 14 out of the top 20 car brands are already represented within CharIN. The current members are from Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands, UK and the US.


Members are participating at the different focus groups and therewith bring in their interests in the international shaping of requirements for EV charging and certification. Recently, CharIN published a guide “information displayed on charging stations”. This document is available on the CharIN website.


In 2017, all face to face meetings of the different focus groups will take place centralized in three meeting event weeks in Berlin. This will make it easier for the international members to participate. All six focus groups Charging Communication, Charging Connection, Charging Infrastructure, Charging Topology, Conformance Test / Interoperability and Grid Integration will meet in the following three weeks:

  • March 13th - 17th in Berlin
  • May 18th – 19th in Berlin
  • November 6th – 10th in Berlin

Moreover, there will be additional telephone conferences of the individual focus groups as well as an extra face-to-face meeting of the focus group Conformance Test/Interoperability on January 18th – 19th in Berlin to speed up the topics.


The General Assembly will take place during the EVS on October 10th in Stuttgart. A new members meeting is planned for May 2017 in Berlin, as well.


Information about CharIN e.V.

The Charging Interface Initiative e. V. - abbreviated to CharIN e. V. - is a registered association with members from all over the world. It is open to all interested parties. The three primary aims are to roll out and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kind, to draw up requirements for the evolution of charging-related standards and set up a conformance verification system for use by manufacturers implementing the CCS in their products as well as to promote the CCS standard worldwide.


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