CharIN Asia Forum at iEVTech and ASEAN EV Summit

This year’s iEV-Tech exhibition and seminar in Bangkok, Thailand was exemplary and showed a significant increased interest in the development of the EV ecosystem in ASEAN countries.



The EV Association of Thailand, made sure that all the main players were represented: Besides the CharIN Asia Forum, there were forums organised for Mobility Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (mTARC), EV Knowledge Sharing Session, Korea-Japan Session & the ASEAN EV Association summit.


The CharIN Asia seminar session was well received by all participants and focused on practical applications using the ISO 15118 communication protocol (PnC, V2G, Roaming within ASEAN,..) EMC standardization and testing of IEC on CCS, certification of CCS systems, electrical safety, interoperability, optimal charging path selection in real charging scenarios.


Speakers from Penta-Security, Korean Smart Grid Association, KERI, Sicon, TUV-SUD, SICON (China) & Hubjet, all went beyond theory & showcased how the building blocks of the EV-CCS ecosystem are being used to develop a practical environment for end-users, CPO, EMP, grid operators, EV manufacturers and governments worldwide.


Meanwhile in the exhibition hall CCS Combo-2 enabled EV were displayed and visitors had the opportunity to test them first hand. During the closed door round table discussion on the ASEAN EV standardisation, Dr. Christian Buergel, Policy Officer of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany, explained the main reason why it was necessary for the EU to choose a single charging standard. At the one end to allow EV roaming within the Economic block and to reach its CO2 reduction obligations it is needed to implement efficient EV related policies to roll out infrastructure. Since ASEAN countries also have a lot a cross-border traffic it was well understood that government policy was an important stepping stone for an healthy development of the EV ecosystem.