CharIN’s Second India Conference was a Resounding Success

Indian and international representatives of the electric vehicle industry convened in New Delhi for CharIN’s Second India Conference. Participants were enthusiastic about the prospect of EV adoption in India.

© CharIN e.V.: Ceremonial lamp lighting to open the 2nd CharIN India Conference. (Standing R to L) I V Rao, Sugato Sen, André Kaufung, Marius Ochel, Karthikeyan Arunachalam, Sivam Sabesan.

© CharIN e.V.: Participants of the panel discussion

For the second year in a row, EV executives and experts from around the world gathered in New Delhi’s India Conference Room to discuss the latest developments in EV charging. Over 85 people were present at this year’s conference which was organized by CharIN in cooperation with ACMA, SIAM, TERI and the VDA.


The conference started with welcome notes from our dignitaries I V Rao of TERI and Sugato Sen of SIAM and was followed by a presentation on VDA activities in India and the German view on electric mobility by Marius Ochel (VDA) and Karthikeyan Arunachalam from the VDA ACMA SIAM Partnership Program. The next topic on the agenda was a global EV charging system overview by André Kaufung, Managing Director of CharIN.


In addition, technical presentations were given by:

  • Volker Blandow of TUV SUD on CCS Applications for all segments.
  • Arun Krishna Gelli of Ashok Leyland on Charging for Medium and Heavy-duty vehicle segments.
  • Neshwin Rodrigues and Dr. Shashank Vyas of TERI on coordinated EV Charging and Grid related aspects.
  • Sugato Sen of SIAM on the Indian Automotive Market Outlook.
  • Krishna Sharma of Exicom Tele Systems on the Charging of Electric Buses.
  • Ganesh Narasimhan of Ultraviolette Automotive on BMSs and their effect on Charging Rates.
  • Himanshu Dhundia of GIZ on India EV Standardization activities supported by GIZ.
  • Ketan Doshi of KPIT Technologies Ltd on Charging communication standards in electric mobility.


One of the major highlights of this year’s conference was a panel discussion about extending CCS to low-voltage vehicles, especially two-wheelers - a crucial step for ensuring widespread EV adoption in India. Panel members included Ganesh Narasimhan of Ultraviolette Automotive, Manuj Khurana of NewMo, Wybren Van der Vaart of BrightBlu, Volker Blandow of TUV SUD and André Kaufung of CharIN.


This year’s conference successfully connected Indian EV experts and representatives with their international counterparts, strengthening global cooperation in the promotion of EV technology, including CharIN’s Combined Charging System (CCS).