CharIN North America
Driving toward a clean transportation future
As a unified voice for interoperable EV charging technologies and best practices in North America, we work to unleash innovation and encourage the rapid adoption of electric vehicles in municipal, commercial, and private use.
Why CharIN North America
The decarbonization of North American transport is only possible with the deployment of convenient, reliable charging infrastructure. With billions of dollars in public and private investment set aside to support the expansion of the North America public charging network, CharIN NA works to advance EV charging infrastructure that is interoperable – the key to fostering a vibrant technological ecosystem and unlocking exponential growth of the EV market.
As a member of CharIN North America, companies will gain access to working groups and activities specifically focused on interoperable charging in North America. The recently re-launched CharIN North America Policy Group – exclusive to CharIN North America members – is one such example. The Policy Group hosts stakeholder meetings with top regulatory federal, state, and regional regulatory offices. With many more activities on the horizon, and as the e-mobility market in North America continues to take off, now is the perfect time to join CharIN North America. To become a CharIN NA member, you must simply agree to the Bylaws of CharIN North America and sign a consent form. The CharIN NA membership requires no additional fee, but does require maintaining your CharIN e. V. (global) membership.
What we do
Convene together cross-industry e-mobility stakeholders to advance interoperable charging technologies & best practices
Promote the widely adopted Combined Charging System (CCS) and developing Megawatt Charging System (MCS) platforms
Partner with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and officials to develop interoperable EV charging infrastructure
Policy and Regulation
CharIN North America’s Policy Committee is focused on prioritizing investment in smart and interoperable charging infrastructure enabled by CCS and MCS
The U.S. can only meet its EV targets and decarbonize its transportation sector through the nationwide deployment of universal, reliable charging infrastructure. As the Department of Transportation (DOT) National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program will invest $5 billion over five years to expand our national public charging network, it is imperative that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)’s National Electric Vehicle Formula Program guidance directs states to prioritize investment in CCS-enabled charging infrastructure.
California has already advanced a similar policy. California prioritizes the deployment of smart and interoperable charging infrastructure. The state has already passed regulations and authorized funding for CCS-enabled EV charging infrastructure programs that enable the ISO 15118 communication standard. CCS and MCS incorporate the ISO 15118 communication standard.
Thought Leadership and Updates
Who we are
CharIN Office North America
Charging Interface Initiative North America (CharIN Inc.)
1300 Eye Street NW, Suite 400E
Washington, DC 20005