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We enable e-mobility - with a charging point at really every parking space

Centralized and scalable charging infrastructure solution, ideal for day parkers and fleet operators

Grid-friendly and intelligent distribution of the available total power through dynamic and phase-individual load management

Minimal maintenance costs due to central arrangement of the components

chargeBIG is a corporate startup from MAHLE that provides centralized and scalable charging infrastructure for day parkers, fleet operators, and for use cases with 18 to 100 or more electrified parking lots. The charging solution relies on intelligent single-phase and dynamic charging power between 2.3 – 7.2kW to charge many vehicles in parallel at one location. The chargeBIG charging infrastructure consists of a central charging cabinet and charging points with permanently fixed type-2 charging cables at the parking lot.

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

The chargeBIG charging hardware is very cost-effective. The investments include the charging equipment at the parking spot including a permanently fixed type-2 charging cable, the sub-distribution for up to 36 charging points in the form of the industrially manufactured charging cabinet and the central load management.

Scalable – Large scale electrification of parking spots is possible

Cost-effective – Smaller investment in charging hardware and operation as well as reduced costs for power grid expansion

Grid-friendly – Contribution to grid stabilization due to intelligently controlled charging points

User-friendly – Easy to use due to fixed charging cable and activation via app

A customer reference from chargeBIG

Airport Stuttgart

More than 100 charging points from chargeBIG to supply e-vehicles on the tarmac, in the internal fleet and in public parking garages

Strong reduction of costs compared to conventional charging solutions

Airport Stuttgart

With the investment in a chargeBIG charging system, Stuttgart Airport is relying on a cost-effective solution from MAHLE for the electrification of employee and fleet parking spaces, making optimal use of its existing infrastructure instead of having to invest in large-scale network expansion.

Activation via QR-code scan and billing via smartphone or web app

Activation of the charging point via QR-code scan

Payment process via input of credit card data or PayPal data

White Label Solution for B2B customers possible

Charging processes can be activated quickly and easily with the chargeBIG app. The charging process is started by scanning the QR-code attached to the charging plug with the smartphone and entering the user’s e-mail address and payment data. The progress of the charging process can be viewed continuously in the app. Recurring users can create a user account. On request, the B2B customer can use a white label app with individual logo, colors and texts at his location.

Meet the team!

Our motivation is a charging point at each and every parking spot.

Our core team consists of 12 highly qualified and highly motivated employees who are responsible for hardware and software development, supplier management, sales and marketing, business development and technical service. More than 50 other MAHLE employees support the chargeBIG team and are jointly responsible for the rapid market entry and success.

Current accomplishments

Latest News

Transport Minister Hermann visits chargeBIG at i-Mobility

The MAHLE subsidiary chargeBIG is represented with its own exhibition booth at the “charging campus” in Hall 8 (Booth C38) and presents its intelligent AC charging solution for fleets, car park operators, the residential sector and other use cases from 18 to 100 or more charging points. On Thursday, 21st of April, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Transport, Winfried Hermann, visited the chargeBIG booth together with local and press representatives during his official tour of the fair – a special honor for the young MAHLE team, which was happy to answer the questions of the high-ranking guests.

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Pilot project within the residential economy

In spring 2021, MAHLE presented the charging solution for “chargeBIG” electric vehicles to four construction cooperatives, including the contract partner. Subsequently, three building cooperatives, among them the contracting partner, decided as the owner of the underground car park at the location Scharnhauserpark, Herzog-Carl-Straße 3 in 73760 Ostfildern, In a pilot project, MAHLE was commissioned to retrofit the underground car park with the chargeBIG charging solution. The installation of the chargeBIG solution with initially 17 of 36 possible charging points was completed at the beginning of 2022.

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MAHLE chargeBIG on track for growth

MAHLE chargeBIG, provider of a smart, scalable, and low-cost charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, remains on track for growth. The former corporate start-up is now an independent subsidiary of the MAHLE group. This will accelerate the automotive supplier’s transformation into a provider of sustainable mobility solutions and will also give the chargeBIG team greater operational freedom. The track record of MAHLE chargeBIG speaks for itself: since entering the market in 2018, around 1,500 charging points have already been sold to over 20 customers, and the current acquisition business is very successful. In addition, chargeBIG has concluded a development cooperation with power electronics specialist PRETTL Electronics Automotive to accelerate the market launch of its recently unveiled fast-charging solution chargeBIG POWER.

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