DEKRA Becomes CharIN Member

DEKRA Automobil GmbH has been accepted as a member of Charging Interface Initiative e.V. (CharIN). In this way, DEKRA wants to further intensify its efforts in developing, inspecting, and certifying a safe, efficient, and compatible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

DEKRA has already been active in the area of electromobility for many years with numerous services: These include vehicle inspection, internal and external training, occupational safety, inspection, and certification of charging stations as well as national and international committee activities. Through participation in CharIN, DEKRA wishes to use the group-wide expertise to promote CCS as the comprehensive compatible standard and to make a contribution to further standardization.


DEKRA has worked in the field of safety for over 90 years. What was founded in 1925 in Berlin under the name Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungsverein e.V. is now one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA is Germany’s largest inspection organization and is number 1 worldwide for vehicle inspections. In 2016, DEKRA achieved revenues of around €2.9 billion with more than 39,000 employees worldwide.


Additional information is available at:



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.

read more


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

read more


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.

read more