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 demonstrators gave attendees a clear innovation path in the automotive space.

Tim Rose, CharIN manager North America explaining the aims of the associations


Michael Keller, Treasurer of the CharIN e.V. giving an inverview in front of various American journalists

CharIN booth at the NXP event

Energica eMotorcycle

CharIN Demos in Action


Thanks to collaboration with Volkswagen, Energica, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.) showcased the CCS – combined charging system for electric vehicle / motorcycle charging.


Michael Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group in Germany and Vice Chairman of CharIN, explained the investment strategy of OEMs in the electrification infrastructure and how CharIN is driving the standardization around the globe for electrical vehicle charging. He stressed that the auto industry has decided for CCS, and 15 of 20 OEMs confirmed to use it – a clear market leadership. Furthermore, wireless charging is now also a focus of CharIN. This integrated approach for unified worldwide charging communications (conductive and inductive) will increase in volume for the semiconductor industry.


Tim Rose, the CharIN USA managing director explained how CharIN can support the US industry with building fast knowledge and capabilities for charging technologies. NXP, the first semiconductor member of CharIN, supports the worldwide standardization initiative and sees a close collaboration between the OEMs and semiconductor industry as essential to develop the future poof solution, explained Lars Reger, NXP Automotive CTO.


Since then, all top semiconductor suppliers joined CharIN, confirming the importance of collaboration.



Schaltbau joins the Charging Interface Initiative e.V.

Schaltbau offers rapid charging systems from 50 to 500 kW as standard, but can supply customised units of up to 2 MW. Schaltbau fully supports the establishment of the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the harmonized charging standard for electric vehicles.

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ZIV joins CharIN e. V. to contribute with its knowledge of the electricity grid to develop interoperable solutions.

CharIN e. V. is happy to announce that ZIV has been granted regular membership in the association. ZIV aims to contribute with its experience in collaborative work to the development of standards for Charging infrastructure / Charging communications to ease deployment of Electric Vehicles

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Karma Automotive joins the CharIN e.V.

Karma Automotive is a U.S. manufacturer of luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles. Unapologetically conspicuous in their beauty. Uncommonly light in their footprint. Designed, engineered, and assembled In Southern California.

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