The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is now a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN). The association aims to develop and establish charging solutions with the Combined Charging System (CCS) – and thereby facilitate trouble-free charging of electric vehicles worldwide.

One universal plug for all charging scenarios worldwide: This is the aim of CharIN e.V. Experts from leading automotive and charging infrastructure companies work together towards implementing the Combined Charging System (CCS), an international charging standard for battery electric vehicles.

Based on this standard, the CCS Combo connector includes the type 2 connector, which is widely used in Europe. It enables normal and fast charging, with alternating or direct current, ranging from low charging power up to 450 kW. A future-proof solution, that is universally suitable for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios, which is both safe and easy to use.

CharIN e.V. is committed to the further enhancement of the Combined Charging System that relate to charging infrastructure and services as well as corresponding certification systems. NOW GmbH has been an official supporter of CharIN e.V. since 2017, and with the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, it has now switched to member status.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, which was founded at the beginning of 2020, is pressing ahead to accelerate the development of the charging infrastructure required in Germany. Its key guiding principle is the satisfaction of electric vehicle users.

Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure (Chair): “As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we aim to monitor the processes in the field of charging infrastructure technology closely and to also provide and register impulses at an early stage while simultaneously initiating debate and discussion – always with a view towards achieving the best results for the users. CharIN is a key platform for these issues. Our membership now provides us with a seat at the table, where important decisions for the future are made.”

Claas Bracklo, Chairman of CharIN e.V., welcomes the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. “We are pleased to welcome a significant German player in the field of charging infrastructure as core member within the international setting of CharIN. With this cooperation we will further advance our vision of a positive customer charging experience and seamless integration of services, based on the Combined Charging System.”