One of the biggest testing events took part at the end of October in Arnhem at Elaad. The first CharIN Testival gave over 300 experts from the e-mobility sector the opportunity to exchange their market know-how and expertise and discuss major challenges of CCS Charging Technology and how to meet them.

During the CharIN Europe Conference different speakers from around the globe shared their knowledge with the CCS community. The hot topic of the 1st CharIN Europe Conference was “Vehicle to Grid and High Power Charging of Commercial Vehicles”. At the same time, charging station and electric vehicle manufacturers and EV and EVSE communication controllers have tested against each other in a round-robin procedure to find software issues before the finished products enter the market. All participants gathered a lot of learnings and moved a big step forward in terms of ensuring interoperability in CCS charging technology.

Certainly, one of the great highlights was the exhibition of an electric airplane, motorcycle, agricultural vehicles, and electric busses. We are looking forward to test those modes of electric transport in future Testivals! More details are available here:

  1. Photo Impressions from the event
  2. Video Impressions from the event (video by CharIN & video by Elaad)
  3. CharIN press release