The Testivals started six years ago aiding standardization of ISO/IEC 15118 as core component of the Combined Charging System (CCS), enabling Plug-n-Charge, V2G and other added values. Already eleven Test Symposiums have taken place at different sites around the globe. In future, the Charging Initiative (CharIN) intends to organize at least one Test Symposium per year in each of its active regions of the world: Europe, North America and Asia. The integration of Testivals into the CharIN portfolio marks an important milestone for the industry rapidly moving towards mass adoption of electrified transportation.
The next Testival will take place at Elaad in Arnhem, Netherlands on October 30th and 31st this year. At the 3rd CharIN North America Conference in Reston, Virginia last week and at the 11th Test Symposium in Herndon, Virginia, CharIN’s Managing Director André Kaufung announced the news to more than 160 experts from the ecosystem around e-mobility who attended the conference and to more than 200 participants of the 11th interop event.