CharIN e.V. and VDA e.V. sign a partnership agreement to jointly promote e-mobility

    Berlin, April 28, 2022

    CharIN e. V. and VDA e. V. sign a partnership agreement – a push for further development of charging infrastructure in Germany

    The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) e.V. and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) e.V. have agreed to cooperate with the aim of accelerating the expansion of the charging infrastructure, improving the quality of EV-charging, and optimizing the interface to the consumer.

    The combined expertise regarding charging infrastructure and e-mobility offers diverse potential to support the German government's ambitious goal of installing one million public charging points by 2030.

    CharIN and VDA intend to develop joint positions on the further deployment of charging technology and infrastructure, provide recommendations for the construction of suitable charging infrastructure, exchange market data in the field of e-mobility, and cooperate on events in the context of EV charging.

    "The transformation of the automotive industry is a task of the century which we are tackling energetically. A comprehensive and efficient charging infrastructure is and remains a key to the success of e-mobility. This applies to the passenger car sector as well as to commercial vehicles. We are pleased to partner with CharIN to accelerate the rollout and make charging easy and convenient for the public."

    VDA President Hildegard Müller
    "We are pleased to welcome VDA to our global CharIN partnership network, as the German automotive industry plays a central role in the electrification of mobility."

    CharIN Chairman Claas Bracklo
    Global interoperability between vehicles and charging points from different manufacturers, increasing investment in the necessary charging infrastructure, and smoothly working technology are crucial to steadily increase the acceptance of electric vehicles. Association and industry partnerships at national level with a global perspective provide essential support.