CEN-CENELEC Workshop on Innovative solutions for user centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles

This CEN-CLC/WS intends to develop two CWA (Workshop Agreement):

CWA 1 “User centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles – Guidelines for operators to implement advanced smart charging and management strategies“


This CWA provides guidance in terms of smart charging, interoperability and payment and accounting processes among the different actors of the electromobility domain (Charging Point Operators-CPO, eMobility Service Providers-eMSP, micro-CPOs and Smart Charging Service Providers-SCSP, etc.), to set up a series of homogenous strategies and methodologies that facilitate the implementation of advanced functionalities in the electromobility operator systems. The provided smart charging strategies will help the operators to optimize their energy-related costs, enabling a better utilization of renewable energy sources and allowing their participation as active actors in the smart grid management, both as participants of implicit strategies and explicit campaigns. This CWA also includes the lab testing methodology and framework to be followed by the operators in the implementation of the smart charging as a service and for the implementation of automation of the economic compensations among all involved actors. 


CWA 2 “User centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles – Charging stations of the future – Stations models considering users’ expectations“


This CWA provides guidelines for the stations of the future to fulfil the needs and expectations of Electric Vehicle (EV) users. This document includes design features for the charging stations that electromobility users demand, and recommendations for its successful deployment.

This workshop is created under the Project USER-CHI funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n. 875187. The premises of this workshop are the following:

In order to boost the massive potential of electromobility in Europe, a user-centric perspective is required, integrating different innovative charging technologies with a holistic perspective, putting the user at the centre and empowering it, exploiting the synergies between electromobility and the process of greening and smartification of the grid which is taking place to achieve the energy transition in Europe, integrating the technological tools and business models which will transform the elements cited above into an actual, working ecosystem which improves the user experience of electric vehicles drivers beyond the current levels of internal combustion engine vehicles drivers, whilst at the same time makes financially attractive for the relevant private and public actors the large scale deployment of Europe’s required user centric charging infrastructure.


Potential interested stakeholders to be involved in this CEN-CLC/WS are:

Charging Point Operators (CPO), eMobility Service Providers (EMSP), Electric vehicles OEM’s, payment system operators, OEMs, representative of the automotive industry, policy makers, universities and research institutions, consumers organizations.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Friday 7 July 2023. The kick-off meeting will be online. Online access will be provided in the invitation.


All interested parties are invited to submit their registration form and the comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, Mr. Javier Lopez Rodriguez, jlopezr@une.org by 3 July 2023. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below (word document).


The final deliverables of this Workshop (CEN-CLC/CWA) are expected to be finalized in December 2023.


Download the documents:



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