CharIN Academy publishes Request for Proposal

“Vehicle Interoperability Testing Events (Testivals)”

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to nominate one or several partner companies that will conduct a series of Charging Testing Events (Testivals) to support interoperability of electric vehicle (EV) charging.

The CharIN Testival brings together companies from the e-mobility community and their technology experts to conduct conformance & interoperability tests for electric vehicles and charging infrastructures. Rather than talking about interoperability, these are hands-on event digging deep into implementing, supporting, and testing interoperability. CharIN Academy is inviting bids to become the organizing partner for a global series of Testivals and conferences. 


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

Under the CharIN umbrella, cross-industry stakeholders like automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, charge point 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.

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Invitation (pdf)

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Sendout (pdf)


News Info

Published on: 04/02/2024

CharIN Academy GmbH is the dedicated facilitating entity of the CharIN e.V. Association providing stakeholders with an opportunity to benefit from live testing on-site, practice-oriented trainings on e-mobility and charging topics and by presentation of their portfolio on international trade fairs.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to nominate one or several partner companies that will conduct a series of Charging Testing Events (Testivals) to support interoperability of electric vehicle (EV) charging.

For examples of Testival Events, refer to the CharIN e.V. Website, in particular Global Testivals & Conferences – CharIN.

"CharIN Academy is inviting bids to become the organizing partner for a global series of Testivals and conferences."

About the requirements

The goal of this RFP is to select one or several partners for organising and delivering a series of Testival Events to support product development and standards implementation for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty on-road vehicles and associated charging in a collaborative, low-risk environment to move toward an interoperable charging ecosystem.

These Testivals will convene key e-mobility stakeholders to conduct charging tests in a collaborative and low-risk environment, develop and finalize products and standards, and discuss what is required to overcome common technology barriers facing the electrification of global mobility.

Testivals focus on on-site testing for electric vehicle charging, including cybersecurity testing such as certificate handling to ensure secure and interoperable Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Additional required testing capabilities may include Plug & Charge (PnC) as well as Bidirectional Power Transfer including Vehicle-to-Grid capabilities. Other technologies and test features may be required by CharIN Academy according to CharIN e.V.’s global strategy, market requirements and tester preferences as well as other factors.

Testivals may also include a separate public conference component to complement the private, closed doors testing, as an optional feature as determined by CharIN Academy/ CharIN e.V.

This optional conference component will be focused on knowledge sharing and advancement and discussions around charging interoperability.

Legal and commercial conditions

Quotations to be submitted in writing in English language. Please submit your quotation to the contact person indicated below by April 30th, 2024. We recommend using the provided table for your quotation.

The applicability of the general terms and conditions of the bidding company or any other terms and conditions will be expressly excluded.

ln case the bidding party is a full merchant, it is mandatory that the contract will be subject to German law excluding the conflict-of-law provisions.

We would highly appreciate to receive third-party contacts for references in the same or similar topics as well as personal experience with regulatory processes.

Mr. Christoph Stürmer serves as primary point of contact and shall be the only person to receive the quotation:


Please find all required information on the RFQ in the download section of this page. To simplify the processing, we would highly appreciate if you would send your detailed quotation by e-mail as well as use the provided quotation table.

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Christoph Stürmer

CEO CharIN Academy

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