Membership Categories

The CharIN association is comprised of two types of members: Core Members and Regular Members. Please refer to the CharIN Articles of Association for more details of what’s involved for each category.


Core Members
are particularly closely involved in global activities relating to the Combined Charging System (CCS) and have a particular set of rights and duties within the association’s framework. All the founding members are automatically Core Members, but any member can become a Core Member if they fulfil certain criteria.

Regular Members
, as the name implies, are those who are not Core Members. They may be people or companies in relevant organisations, such as automotive component suppliers, power utilities, public authorities, IT and communications, non-profit organisations etc. They support the rollout of the CCS and participate in one or more working groups together with the Core Members.


It’s important to note that the CharIN association is not a closed shop. Documentation concerning the architecture, standards and technology behind the CCS is available on demand – there’s no need to become a member if you simply wish to review the relevant technical information.

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PLEASE NOTE
These are translations for your convenience and not legally binding. The legally binding documents are the German versions “Satzung des Charging Interface Initiative e. V.” (*) and “Beitragsordnung des Charging Interface Initiative e. V.” (**).

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06/28/2017

Great interest from the EV community in CCS at the ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium in Versailles

The 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium hosted by the CharIN member VEDECOM brought together more than 200 participants from 85 companies from the smart charging community including many CharIN members; it was the biggest event so far in the series of Testing Symposia since its...

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06/22/2017

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...

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06/21/2017

Eine starke Verbindung - KOSTAL wird Core-Mitglied in der Charging Interface Initiative CharIN e.V.

KOSTAL, einer der größten Automobilzulieferer, Weltmarkt- und Innovationsführer in vielen Bereichen der automobilen Mechatronik, wird Mitglied bei CharIN e.V. und unterstützt damit die Initiative zur Einführung eines globalen Standards für Ladesysteme von Elektrofahrzeugen.

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