Interview with André Kaufung, CEO & Managing Partner, CharIN
CharIN e. V. was founded by ten OEMs and charging station manufacturers in 2015. Headquartered in Berlin, the association now has more than 110 members and represents 17 of the top 20 car brands worldwide.
What are the biggest opportunities for CharIN?
We have global co-operation with multinational members, as well as a market imperative for fast and safe charging systems for e-mobility and inductive charging. Charging infrastructure for all applications will play an essential role in the uptake of EVs.
How do you work with foreign companies?
Our local offices share regional developments and challenges with members. Working in groups, our members debate the current challenges and develop common requirements regarding different topics, such as charging infrastructure.
How can new companies get involved?
Members are invited to join focus groups, participate in position papers and discuss requirements for global charging standards. Membership details are available on the CharIN website www.charinev.org.
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