Position Papers & Regulation

Electric charging systems and infrastructure provide the backbone for electric mobility. Over the course of the last few years, some landmark decisions have been taken in Europe that support the Combined Charging System standard as the target solution for all charging scenarios.


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CharIN recommendation: A harmonized connector approach per geographical region facilitates EV market uptake

CharIN is dedicated to support and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging Battery Electric Vehicles (EVs) of all kinds. As there are different CCS connector types used in the different regions of the world, CharIN recommends a harmonized CCS connector approach per geographical region to allow cross border travelling. The CharIN recommendation can be downloaded here.


CharIN’s perspective on Inductive Charging

To underline its “one system for all” target, CharIN has decided to incorporate inductive charging into its global approach.


Position Paper on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The current revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is as an opportunity to accelerate the development of charging infrastructure of electric vehicles in Europe. CharIN states its position in the paper, which can be downloaded here.


DC Charging Power Classes

DC Charging Power Classes provide specific information on the classes of high power charging. A minimum power is guaranteed in each class. They present a visibility of quality and performance identification for customers of high power charging for electric vehicles.


Industry Statement on Future Charging Infrastructure

In the near future there will be multiple EVs/OEMs supporting higher battery capacities and faster charging, and the infrastructure will need to be prepared for this. CharIN has published an industry statement explaining the requirements for future charging infrastructure. The industry statement is available for download here.


CharIN Guidance: Information displayed on charging stations

Full customer satisfaction during the charging process is pivotal, and thus is key for the market uptake of EVs. Providing relevant and accurate information to the customer while charging is therefore of high importance. For this reason CharIN e. V. has published a guidance paper with detailed recommendations on the charging parameters to be displayed to the customer. The guidance paper is available for download here.


"Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure", October 2014

The European Parliament enacted the directive on the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure in April 2014, representing a major milestone supporting the rapid adoption of the Combined Charging System (CCS).

From November 18, 2017 onwards, the member states of the European Union must equip their fast charging stations with CCS. They may continue to operate their existing charging infrastructure, but must at least provide CCS (the connector Combo 2 for DC and the connector Type 2 for AC charging) in their expanded or new infrastructure.


"ACEA position and recommendations for the standardization of the charging of electrically chargeable vehicles", May 2012

ACEA, the European Association of Vehicle Manufacturers, has selected the Combined Charging System as the future standard interface for all electric vehicles.

ACEA confirmed that from 2017 onwards, at the latest, ALL new electric vehicle types will implement the Combined Charging System by using Type 2 and Combo 2 based AC/DC charging interfaces.

All the current members of ACEA support the Combined Charging System for Europe: BMW, DAF, Daimler, Fiat, Ford of Europe, General Motors Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN, Porsche, PSA, Renault, Scania, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars, and AB Volvo.


SAE International Releases New Fast-Charging Combo Coupler Standard (SAE J1772) for Plug-In Electric and Electric Vehicles, Oct. 2012

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 - SAE International’s much-anticipated technical standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) has been approved and published.

Developed in a consensus environment by more than 190 global experts representing automotive, charging equipment, utilities industries and national labs, “J1772™: SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler” enable charging time to be reduced from as long as eight hours to as short as 20 minutes.

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07/27/2017

CharIN sponsored EVuff seminar in Korea

Under the title “Work it out” the EVuff seminar took place on July 17th – 18th in Sejong, Korea. CharIN sponsored the event and participated by its Korean representative Joey Ahn.

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07/26/2017

CharIN members Allego and Shell cooperate to install fast charging station in the Netherlands and the UK

To install fast charging stations for electric vehicles within the Netherlands and the United Kingdom the two CharIN members Allego and Shell decided to cooperate.

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07/25/2017

CharIN on NXP FTF Connects Silicon Valley: Collaborate to Win in Auto

Hundreds of attendees from auto OEMs, tier ones and high-tech companies joined us to collaborate on the radical transformations ahead in the auto industry at NXP FTF Connects in Silicon Valley on 21-22 June. Dozens of technical sessions, inspiring demos on the road, including the CharIN Life...

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