Full Charging Communication training course in India brings new commitments to CharIN

The meeting room in the Fraunhofer Office in Bangalore was full of curious people last week who were all excited to learn more about ISO 15118 and other topics related to charging communication. The first basic and advanced CharIN training on charging communication took place in India on September 13th and 14th, 2018. Both trainings were hosted by the Fraunhofer Office in Bangalore, India and organized in partnership with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and Fraunhofer India Office.

Both training days had about 20 participants from companies like Mahindra, TVS Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Renault Nissan, Mercedes-Benz India, ABB India, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).


After an introduction to the Combined Charging System (CCS) and to ISO 15118, various other topics regarding the communication protocol between EV and the charging station as well as the grid were explained by the trainer Dr. Marc Mültin from V2G-Clarity.


“I got an overall impression that the participants were happy with the full course. We see a strong EV development going on in India and the cooperation especially with European stakeholders is very important”, said Sivam Sabesan, CharIN Managing Director India.


After each training day, the participants well-received their participation certificates with a huge smile. At the first day, the trainer Dr. Marc Mültin handed them out to all participants. On the second day, Ms. Anandi Iyer, head of Fraunhofer India, kindly took over the part and handed out the certificates to the participants.


The CharIN activities in India like this training, local connections and commitments for CCS also foster the encouragement of Indian companies and institutions to CharIN. The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) recently became official supporters of CharIN. TATA Motors applied for membership and was confirmed during the Steering Committee meeting this week. With Mahindra and TATA motors, two big Indian OEMS are now member of the association and others are about to hand in their applications within the next months. With the charging infrastructure manufacturer Exicom leading market participants are part of the international association.


CharIN looks optimistically at the EV developments in India also knowing further cooperation and activities are already planned.