A strong connection - KOSTAL will become a core member in the Charging Interface Initiative CharIN e.V.

KOSTAL, one of the largest automotive suppliers, world market and innovation leader in many areas of automotive mechatronics, joins CharIN e.V. and supports the initiative to introduce a global standard for charging systems for electric vehicles.

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For more than 90 years, KOSTAL has been driving the automobile world with innovations such as the headlights, the rain sensor, the anti-trap system for window lifters or the first automatic emergency braking function based on a monocamera. Since 2010, KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik has been developing electronic chargers for battery-powered vehicles and plug-in hybrids and has been producing variants of 3.6 kW to 22 kW charging capacity since 2013.


Together with the subsidiaries KOSTAL Kontaktsysteme and KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik, KOSTAL offers system solutions for chargers inside and outside the car. E-mobility is of strategic importance to KOSTAL, so that platform concepts and standardizations are of central importance. CharIN has been a successful player since its inception. Through its membership KOSTAL aims to promote the association's demand for standardization and to contribute to its dissemination.


"A decisive reason for the consumer's low level of consumer acceptance when purchasing an electric vehicle is certainly a non-nationwide and non-standardized network of charging stations. It is therefore all the more important for CharIN's commitment to work towards such a network and the related standards, and in cooperation with almost all leading companies in the field of electric mobility. KOSTAL will, with its technological competence and its innovative strength over decades, together with members of CharIN, contribute to the development and implementation of uniform standards for load systems", explains Detlev Kramer, Head of Development at the Dortmund plant.


Would you like to learn more about KOSTAL and Elektromobilität? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you.



Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG

Georg Exler

Unternehmenskommunikation/ Corporate Communications

An der Bellmerei 10

58513 Lüdenscheid

Deutschland / Germany

Telefon: +49 2351 16 2366

Mobil: +49 173 523 9570

Telefax: +49 2351 16 2211

E-Mail: g.exler(at)kostal.com

Internet: http://www.kostal.com


Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG

Automobil Elektrik / Automotive Electrical Systems

Dipl.-Ing. Detlev Kramer Prokurist

Leiter Entwicklungszentrum Dortmund/ Executive Director Engineering Plant Dortmund

Hauert 11

44227 Dortmund

Deutschland / Germany

Telefon: +49 231 7588 - 500

Telefax: +49 231 7588 - 700

Mobil: +49 171 6809872

E-Mail: d.kramer(at)kostal.com



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