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.


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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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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