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.

CharIN Office North America

Charging Interface Initiative North America (CharIN Inc.)
1300 Eye Street NW, Suite 400E
Washington, DC 20005

Erika Myers

Executive Director, Charging Interface Initiative North America (CharIN Inc.)

Chairman CharIN Inc.

Oleg Logvinov

IoTecha Corp.

Board members CharIN Inc.

Dr. Eng. Mohamad Abdul-Hak

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc

Robert Barrosa

Electrify America, LLC, Senior Director, Sales, Business Development and Marketing

Cliff Fietzek

InCharge US, Chief Technology Officer

Barton Sidles


Ivo Steklac

EVgo Inc