we enable e-mobility with a plug @ each and every parking spot!

What is chargeBIG?

We at MAHLE are working hard on our dual strategy, meaning to further improve the combustion engine in terms of emissions and fuel consumption & to enable E-Mobility.


But we still suffer the "hen & egg" problem. E-Mobility doesn't work without proper charging infrastructure. This means DC fast charging at highways & a charging plug at each and every parking spot. 

We didn't find a solution for the latter. So we will do it ourselves.

chargeBIG enables E-Mobility by providing large scale affordable charging infrastructure

chargeBIG is a MAHLE financed innovation initiative

Who is MAHLE?

A leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry


2017 key figures: 

  • EUR 12.8 billion sales
  • with around 78.000 employees 
  • represented in 34 countries 
  • with 170 production locations

MAHLE Group, founded 1920

MEET - a new experience

in urban mobility

Who are we?

From left to right:

  • Steve Beez (Hard- and Software Specialist)
  • Nicole Heinrich (Sales Expert)
  • Sebastian Ewert (Entrepreneur, Innovator, Project Manager)
  • Dr. Walter Krepulat (Innovator)

Our motivation is a plug @ each and every parking spot!

If you cannot find the solution you seek on the market, then do it yourself!

Consumers need...

“… access to workplace charging, it is crucial for EV owners”

a Ford statement


“… charging stations […] like restrooms”

a smart-power.net statement


“… easy to use infrastructure”

a Bernd Eckl statement, member of the MAHLE Management Board

KISS - keep it simple, stupid

Design thinking in mind

Customers need...

...lowest total cost of ownership of their vehicle fleet

...large scale charging infrastructure

...to comply with legislation

...to satisfy consumers needs

Fit for purpose

Design to cost

Competitive Advantage

  • we use your existing electrical grid connection, this means significant savings in time and costs
  • we can charge twice the amount of battery electric vehicles than existing charging solutions
  • with centralized allocation of components, maintenance costs are as little as possible

Power is the issue, not energy

Charge as fast as necessary, not as fast as possible

Competitive Edge

MAHLE chargeBIG structure

  • Central:
    distribution, fuses, relays, control electronics, and communications
  • Decentral:
    inexpensive housing, plug and cable


  • 18 to 100+ charging points including load management

Fast enough (2.3 - 7.2 kW) for destination charging

Large scale intelligent affordable grid-friendly charging infrastructure

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