CharIN was honored to receive his Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco with at the impressive CharIN member booth. He was informed about the merits of an international organization supporting the Combined Charging System (CCS) and explored High-Power Charging, which is already applied for electrical power boat charging. CharIN was also pleased to receive a Basque delegation at the CharIN member booth and showcased the latest product developments. The CharIN supporters from India (ARAI), from the Japanese Automotive Import Association (JAIA), ElaadNL from the Netherlands and Dr. Yossapong Laoonual from the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) came for dialogues with CharIN members and representatives.
The annual CharIN General Assembly took place on the 20th of May. CharIN members, Steering Committee representatives, Focus Group speakers, the Executive Board as well as all international Managing Directors and the North American spokesperson were present. Greeting messages from India, Singapore and Thailand Supporters were well receipted. Activities of the last year were reviewed and the planned activities for the following year were discussed. Many attendees delivered valuable inputs for the further development of the CharIN association and focus topics for the near future.
The day ended with an amazing CharIN BP cake cutting ceremony and booth party. The 270 sqm booth was full of enthusiastic people, networking with wine and a French buffet.
During the AEC 2019 discussion round on Charging Experience, CharIN Asia Managing Director Jacques Borremans talked about features of the Combined Charging System (CCS) and how it supports customer satisfaction and ease of charging.
CharIN Chairman Claas Bracklo gave a presentation about the CharIN contribution to a CO2 free mobility with support of the CCS ecosystem. He pointed out the advantages of the Combined Charging System (CCS) with its single system approach for charging all kinds of electric vehicles, from bikes and cars to trucks and buses to boats and planes. He sees the driving force for the worldwide CCS dissemination in the steep rise of the model portfolio and market volume of vehicles. A three manifold of CCS cars compared to other standards in Germany and the US was shown.
The CharIN Steering Committee Meeting took place on the 21st of May. The hot topics of the Focus Groups were presented including updates on Automated Conductive Device (ACD) and High-Power Charging for Commercial Vehicles (HPCCV). The regional offices presented updates from local developments and further events were discussed. An important agenda topic was the approval of the Steering Committee for integrating the Testivals (Testing Symposiums) into the CharIN strategy. The next testing symposium will be organized by CharIN in coordination with ISO and with support of Verisco. The 1st CharIN Testival will be hosted by Elaad in Arnhem, the Netherlands and take place on Oct. 30th – 31st, 2019. Subsequent regular CharIN Testivals will also take place in the US and Asia.
The Steering Committee voted to welcome 10 new members to the CharIN association: Auto Motive Power, Burns & Mc Donnell, Cummins, Diatom Digital, Ekoenergetyka, Fluke, Harley Davidson, Hirschmann Automotive, Scania and Volvo Trucks.
Overall, the CharIN presentation at the EVS32 in France was brilliant. All members were very satisfied with their participation at the CharIN joint member booth and had many valuable talks with potential new clients and visitors from their existing network.
CharIN is already looking forward to the next Electric Vehicle Symposium, the EVS33 in June 2020 in Portland, Oregon, US. If you are interested to participate at the EVS33 CharIN joint member booth, please contact us at evs(at)charinev.org.