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CharIN Testival NORTH AMERICA 2023

Welcome to the CharIN Testival NORTH AMERICA 2023!
All relevant press information for this event can be found on this page

The CharIN Testival NORTH AMERICA 2023 is a hands-on, three-day event organized by CharIN, the non-profit association promoting the interoperability of global charging solutions for all types of electric vehicles (EVs). 

The 2023 North America Testival is hosted by Cleveland-based welding company Lincoln Electric, providing their facilities and support to conduct the event. 

At the CharIN Testival, stakeholders from across the e-mobility value chain come together to test the interoperability of a variety of electric vehicles, charging stations, and communication controllers. The event will focus on improving EV charging standards to help scale EV charging infrastructure and improve the customer experience. 


Though the event spans 3 days, CharIN is making interviews available for the media on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 11 am to 5 pm EST. 

If this time window does not suit, please contact us to make additional arrangements.  

The media is also welcome to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Lincoln Electric EV charger manufacturing facility earlier on the same day, from 10 am to 11 am.  

Please let us know if you are also interested in attending this ceremony and tour. 


Lincoln Electric

Welding Technology and Training Center

22800 St Clair Ave

Euclid, OH 44117

Link to Google Maps


At the 2023 Testival, representatives from prominent automotive companies, equipment suppliers, and testing system facilities will be in attendance. Notable companies testing products include Tesla, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Lucid, Rivian, ABB, ChargePoint, EVgo, and more.   

To view all confirmed tester companies and sponsors, please visit CharIN’s Testival NORTH AMERICA page here.   


Members of the media will have the opportunity to take photos and capture video only on certain spots of electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and engineering teams with state-of-the-art testing equipment. Please note that the Testival itself has a no-photography rule.

Permission from testing teams will be collected prior to photo/video capture.

Here we have compiled a selection of pictures of the Testival. If you should need exemplary some photographs in print resolution, please contact us. All photographs belong to CharIN – please name the copyright reference when publishing (for non-commercial use only): © CharIN Testival NORTH AMERICA 2023 - Lincoln Electric.


A Testival orientation for the media will be provided by the following CharIN leadership: 

Claas Bracklo, Chair, CharIN Executive Board 

Claas Bracklo

Chairman CharIN e.V.

Oleg Logvinov, Chair, CharIN North America and President and CEO, IoTecha Corp 

Oleg Logvinov

IoTecha Corp., President & CEO

The media will also have an opportunity to interview the following testing participants and observers

  • Ali Ahmad, Lead Embedded Linux Engineer, Rectifier Technologies  
  • A.J. Palmisano, Director, Zero Emissions Charging and Infrastructure, Navistar  
  • Tom Miller, Senior Manager, ePowertrain Charging Systems & EV Systems Integration, Navistar  
  • Jeremy Bibeau, Systems Engineer, EVgo  
  • Michael Tubman, Director of Federal Affairs, Lucid Motors  
  • Wonder Jin, Director of Business Project Management, Zerova 
  • James Leung, Project Manager, Zerova 

This page will continue to be updated as additional speakers are confirmed. 

About Our Media Sponsor Zerova 


Jake Wengroff  

Technica Communications, on behalf of CharIN  

+1 917 952 6816 (voice, text, and WhatsApp) 


The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) Inc. is a global non-profit association dedicated to bringing the electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem together with unified standards, interoperable charging technologies, and best practices. With over 300 members globally, CharIN assists its members in coordinating, advancing, and advocating for interoperability across electric vehicle charging infrastructure by convening industry-wide stakeholders, including automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, government officials, and grid operators. CharIN's goal is to ensure all forms of electric transportation operate seamlessly with available charging stations and services to create a superior driver experience that will promote further EV adoption.

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