CharIN Testival Europe with 213 experts from 40 international companies took place in Ostfildern, Germany.

The CharIN Testival Europe was held from September 28 to 30, 2021 in the South of Germany. In total, about 213 international testers gathered in-person at the headquarter of our host, the comemso GmbH to prove interoperability between vehicles of all kinds and a variety of charging stations.

A further focus was the assessment of the latest developments within the functional scope of the Combined Charging System (CCS).

One of the most intricate issues faced by today’s electric vehicle charging community is ensuring that their individual technological solutions seamlessly work together. Quality, user comfort and interoperability are key to increase the acceptance of electric cars and its further market success. After a long break, the testers were finally able to convene in person at the established CharIN Testival format to tackle the interoperability challenge and to share the progress made in technology. In strict consideration of all applicable Covid-19 hygiene requirements, only testers were admitted on-site. Observers were able to get some insights at the CharIN Tuesday - Testival edition, a regular digital CharIN learning session format.  

CharIN Testivals are international meetings where CharIN members come together to test the interaction of electric vehicles, electric vehicle supply equipment, electric control units, and communication controllers.

The CharIN e.V.  is a global cross-industry association composed of a diverse set of automakers, electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturers, electronics suppliers, tier ones, and other companies along the whole value chain of electric charging. It is focused on promoting the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging all kind of battery powered vehicles.

The following companies participated in the CharIN Testival Europe:

  • Applus IDIADA
  • AVL SCHRICK GmbH on behalf of Volkwagen
  • BMW AG
  • CarMedialab GmbH
  • Circontrol
  • DEKRA Certifcation B.V.
  • dSPACE GmbH
  • Ebee Smart Technologies Gmbh
  • EcoG GmbH
  • Ekoenergetyka-Polska
  • ElaadNL
  • Ford-Werke GmbH
  • Heliox B.V.
  • Hyundai-Motor Europe Technical Center
  • i-charging mobilidade eléctrica, S.A.
  • IES
  • In-tech smart charging
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Keba AG
  • Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH
  • Kostal Industrie Elektrik GmbH
  • Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG
  • Lucid Motors
  • MAN Truck & Bus SE
  • Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
  • Porsche AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SEW Eurodrive
  • Sinexcel Electric Ltd., Co
  • Switch
  • Trialog
  • Vector Informatik
  • verisco GmbH
  • Vestel Elektronik A.S.
  • Volkswagen AG
  • Volvo Car
  • Werk 059

In addition to the testing slots, an online conference – CharIN Tuesday – was hosted as well as individual interviews with different players were organized. And, after the long absence of in-person meetings, there was a lot of room for networking, personal exchange, and interaction.

Thank you to our excellent host comemso for a perfect location, the on-site support, the warm welcome and a great event.

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Published on: 10/04/2021

© CharIN Testival 2021, Author: Cindy Plischke (innos GmbH)

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