Interoperability. Decisive prerequisite for a global hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

Heavy-duty and vessel manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and infrastructure providers for a global roll-out of a hydrogen infrastructure.

What is our purpose?

Nothing less than to revolutionize the global heavy-duty transport by the use of hydrogen. We see the widespread use of hydrogen in tanks of trucks, trains, ships and airplanes in the near future.

In the end, it all depends on maximum interoperability at the interface of vehicle and infrastructure. We have the ambitious goal to lay the foundation for a smooth communication by preparing standards for a quick roll-out of a hydrogen-based ecosystem.

Although we have all relevant stakeholders and topics in mind we believe in the power of consistent focus. We are determined to translate useful elements of existing standards for the hydrogen refueling vehicles, ships and planes. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel but we intend to transfer success stories such as ISO 15118 in the e-mobility to the hydrogen sector.

Are there already standards that could be applied?

The valuable experience gained in the preparation for ISO 15118 leads us to believe that essential elements could be transferred to the hydrogen sector as well.

While developing the Combined Charging System we learned that additional features such as Plug & Charge and value-added services ensure seemless charging and with that long time invest protection for all market players.

The ISO standard ISO 15118 enables bi-directional communication. This means that charging of electric vehicles (Smart Charging) as well as feeding surplus power back into the system is possible. This way the technical framework for different variations of integrating electric vehicles in intelligent grid networks has been developed.

The international standard process contains the following parts:

Kick-off event

The alliance of the committed stakeholders is ready to get started. The kick-off event will take place on June 16, 2021 (02:00 pm - 04:00 pm, CET) and welcomes you to be one of the decisive front runners.

We will jointly set the legal framework for a trusting and effective cooperation.  

The maximum number of participants has been reached. If you would still like to participate, we will be happy to check your request.


  • Welcome
    André Kaufung, CEO innos GmbH

  • A perspective from Asia: Hydrogen based logistics and mobility sector

    Jaques Borremans, Sigma Antara Limited & CharIN e.V. Managing Director Asia

  • Speedy standardisation process: Crucial framework conditions

    Volker Blandow, Heady of E-Mobility TÜV SÜD & Tom Elliger, Head of Process and Manufacturing TÜV SÜD

  • HeavHy – our speed boat: Set-up & legal framework

    Ulrike Munz & André Kaufung, innos GmbH

  • Discussion 

  • Wrap-up

  • End 

Kick-off event registration

Absolut System | Alexander Dennis Ltd. | Alfred Schuon GmbH | Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH | Autocrypt | Bock Handelsvertretung GmbH | bp | California Energy Commission | cellcentric GmbH & Co.KG | Daimler Truck AG | DDX Denkfabrik.Digital GmbH & Co. KG | DIN | EMCEL GmbH | FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG | Fraunhofer IAP | Fraunhofer-Verbund MATERIALS | German Aerospace Center

Hydrogen Ship Technology Center, Pusan National University | Hydrogen Europe | Hyundai HMETC | H2 MOBILITY | In-tech smart charging GmbH | John Cockerill | KATECH | Korea Testing Certification | LBST | Linde Material Handling GmbH | New Flyer/MCI | NOW GmbH | Parcom Hydrasun | PMG Solutions | PNE AG | Power Ledger | QAI | Reiner Lemoine Institut | Renewable Energies Consulting | RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Scania | Segula Technologies | SER GmbH | Shell | Snowflake Innovation GmbH | Spilett n/t | STILL GmbH | STOEHR Valves | STRATAGEM Energy LTD | Toyota Motor Europe | Tyczka Group | VDA | Vitesco | ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH | ZBT GmbH

Status: 10/06/2021, in alph. order

Our Vision

HeavHy is a cross-industry alignment working on requirements for standards needed for a coherent hydrogen infrastructure in the mobility sector.

We are heavy-duty vehicle, heavy-vessel, aircraft manufacturers and infrastructure operators determined to use our resources and our expertise for a global roll-out of a hydrogen infrastructure for climate neutral logistics and transport around the globe.

Yes, we can!

Thanks to our experience with the CharIN community we know that a strong industry alignment is the ultimate speed boat to get things done in a time-efficient manner.

Six years ago we faced a similar momentum. The communication at the interface betweeen e-vehicle and charging station was fragmented and threatend a quick roll-out of electromobility. We realized that only all relevant market players can make it together and this awareness has been the driving force of CharIN ever since.

Today, CharIN brings together more than 200 global automotive manufacturers, infrastructure operators and suppliers who are no longer exclusively deal with interface communication but have expanded their networking activities in areas such as added-value services and grid integration.

With the right people on board HeavHy is the ultimate speed boat for the hydrogen economy. We are well positioned to find the best possible balance between speed and interoperability. Due to our approach we enable maximum interoperability in the shortest time.

We are proud of the target as well as impact-oriented CharIN Community and believe, that this success story can be transferred to the hydrogen sector, too.  

Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) e.V.