The purpose of the conference was to bring together key stakeholders to draw the future of a convenient, accessible and widespread high power charging network for consumers and fleet operators, and the actions needed to make this a reality.
The event was opened by presentations of Tufan Erginbilgic, Chief Executive from BP, the CharIN Chairman Claas Bracklo and the British Minister of State, Department for Transportation, Jesse Norman.
During the main plenary sessions, industry leaders from across the electrification ecosystem shared their thoughts on commercializing the technology innovations and business models needed to realize the potential of high power charging (150kW to 450kW) together with potential routes to consumer adoption.
Ginny Buckley, a car and mobility enthusiast, moderated the conference which was perfectly organized and characterized by an open atmosphere.
The afternoon's workshop sessions provided an opportunity to explore how to best realize High Power Charging as an enabler of the future mobility ecosystems. The groups focused on four major components of the high power charging environment:
- onboard technologies
- offboard technologies
- consumer experience as well as investment and
- business models.
A broad attendance of CharIN members, including the CharIN North American spokesperson Oleg Logvinov secured the success of the event. Different working sessions with impact on discussions within the CharIN e.V. provided a unique opportunity to generate fresh thinking. Our CharIN member Johan Peeters from ABB lead the working group offboard technologies with an impressive view on current and future technology opportunities.
The inspiring event closed with a great networking reception in the evening where new thoughts developed during the day were shaped and developed in personal dialogues.