Competitive Edge - Why we're different!

What makes the Combined Charging System (CCS) and
the CharIN association so unique?

The answer is simple: CCS is currently the world’s only charging system that covers all charging scenarios with a single product. Drivers of any type of electric vehicle can choose between normal and fast charging as well as AC (single-phase up to three-phase) and DC (up to high speed 200 kW at public charging stations) – and they only need a single system for all these options. The CCS also has the advantage of being accepted and supported by a significant number of companies from different industries. 

The CharIN association is unique, as it is comprised of multiple experts across a variety of industries who have worked together as a team to make this breakthrough possible. The European Union's official charging solution, which is based on the CCS international standards, is effective now and will be implemented in full by 2017 at the latest. Any company can join the association and work with the other members on further developments for the CCS. The association itself is non-profit.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, the CCS team focused on an innovative approach: rethinking existing systems, while incorporating all the relevant international standards. The result is an ingenious and future-proof solution that is universal for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios while remaining safe and easy to use. That’s what makes the CCS so unique!

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04/21/2017

CharIN presentation at the Forum MobiliTec at the Hannover Messe

André Kaufung, Managing Director of the CharIN e.V. will present the association with its goals and activities at the Forum MobiliTec on Wednesday, April 26th with the title “CharIN – the path to a global charging standard”.

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04/19/2017

6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium in June in France

The 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium will take place on 22nd – 23rd of June 2017. The event will be hosted by VEDECOM in Versailles, France.

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04/18/2017

First CharIN Focus Group Week took place in Berlin

“Highly relevant topics and a good overall organization”: Excellent feedback from the CharIN members!

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