The CharIN association, which promotes the CCS charging standard, has announced new members, including Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio, which recently launched in Europe. Nio sees joining the CharIN platform as an opportunity to interact with other EV charging industry partners and ensure end-to-end compatibility, promote interoperability, and strive for a better user experience.
Other new members include Vega Chargers and Jema Energy from Spain, Pionix from Germany, Nanjing Powercore Tech from China, and DEWA from Dubai. It is yet to be seen how Nio’s battery-swapping stations will integrate with CharIN.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is joining the CharIN association as a new member. DEWA, the exclusive electricity and water provider in Dubai, aims to further build relationships in global activities related to electric vehicles and is currently increasing the deployment of charging stations in the Emirate.
Another new member, Pionix, is a German-based software company and creator of EVerest, a commercial open-source software ecosystem for charging stations that acts as the operating system for various types of charging stations, from wall boxes to public AC chargers to DC fast chargers.
“We are happy to join CharIN as a core member and to connect with international stakeholders and experts across the industry and enthusiasts network of e-mobility,” said Benjamin Mosler, Chief Marketing Officer of Pionix.
CharIN as a global standard for electric vehicles, has recently welcomed new members from the field of inductive charging technology such as ElectReon, Momentum Dynamics and WiTricity. The association also deals with specific topics such as V2G, the development of a megawatt truck charging standard and Plug&Charge. CharIN’s members include major companies in the industry such as Tesla (although the association has reservations about the company’s recent activities in North America), Volkswagen’s Electrify America, Volvo Trucks, ABB, and many others.