The 42nd KS Energy and Environment Award of the Automobile Club KS e.V. 2024 goes to MAHLE chargeBIG. The subsidiary of the MAHLE Group won in Munich in the presence of the Bavarian State Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection, Thorsten Glauber, in the “Mobility Systems” category with its chargeBIG6 charging solution.

“The award is confirmation of our approach. chargeBIG makes a contribution to the intelligent development of charging infrastructure in the residential sector – without incurring the costs of an expensive grid connection extension,” said Dr. Matthias Kreimeier, CEO of MAHLE chargeBIG GmbH. “After all, the expansion of the charging infrastructure is a crucial prerequisite for the further advance of e-mobility.”

The chargeBIG charging system is specially designed for charging electric cars in apartment buildings, workshops and for smaller fleets. It is easy to connect to existing domestic power connections and can charge up to six electric cars simultaneously. Thanks to the integrated, dynamic load management system, overloading of the power connection is avoided and the available connected load is utilized to the maximum. Billing is simply carried out via the respective residential electricity meter. This eliminates monthly costs for a separate billing system.

“We have developed chargeBIG6 around load management. It is technically more powerful and simpler at the same time. With this concept, we are able to be significantly cheaper – and this with products ‘Made in Germany’, explains Matthias Krumbholz, Head of Development at MAHLE chargeBIG.

In its statement, the jury recognized “MAHLE’s commitment to the transformation of the mobility industry” and specifically the technically powerful yet simple chargeBIG6 product solution. MAHLE chargeBIG will donate the prize money of €10,000 in equal parts to the Foundation Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) and the inclusion company Laufer Mühle gGmbH, which places sustainable management, resource-conserving handling, the principle of equal treatment and the principle of lifelong learning at the center of its work.