Empowering the next level of e-mobility.

We are the leading global association with over 290 members dedicated to promote interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds.

Cross-industry, global, non-profit and holistic ...

Under the CharIN (Charging Interface Initiative e. V.) umbrella, cross-industry stakeholders like automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, grid operators, and many others continue moving towards interoperable charging, where vehicles, chargers, and software systems work together and to make the user experience reliable, easy and smooth.

CharIN´s holistic approach is not limited to passenger cars. Its international community is comprised of leading global companies representing every link to the e-mobility value chain and multiple experts who have been working together as a team to drive the requirements of charging all kinds of electric vehicles.

Besides several further topics and activities, during the last three years, a special Task Force has been extending the scope to Commercial Vehicles and thus, setting requirements and standards for the development of the Megawatt Charging System (MCS). In the close future, the MCS shall also be used to charge other heavy-duty vehicles like e-ferries, ships, and planes.

CharIN´s next goal is to define requirements for the evolution of CCS related standards and for the certification of CCS based products.

CharIN is a non-profit organization and open to any company worldwide being involved in the business around e-mobility.

CharIN´s next goal is to define requirements for the evolution of CCS related standards and for the certification of CCS based products.

CharIN is a non-profit organization and open to any company worldwide being involved in the business around e-mobility.

Plug & Charge feature

In order to enhance the customer experience for uncomplicated charging via CCS, the feature Plug & Charge has been developed. Learn more about the Project “Plug & Charge Europe” setting up a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Watch our videos to learn more about the feature itself and see how the implementation process is coming along.

Megawatt Charging System (MCS)

To satisfy the market demand of the Truck and Bus industry to charge electric heavy-duty vehicles within a reasonable time, a new solution for high-power charging is needed.

Think globally, act locally.

Representing CharIN with local offices in every key region as direct contact for members and interested people.

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74k

CCS Charging Points worldwide bringing high power charging to the people.

291
Members contributing to the ongoing development and establishment of our mission.
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Focus groups connecting experts from the industry and research thinking like one mind.

Our members: Partners of the ongoing development.

We’re always looking for new members to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of the CCS standards throughout the world.

  • 155

    Core members.

  • 136

    Regular and associated members

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