MAHLE chargeBIG emerged from the Incubator, an internal innovation program at MAHLE. Since March 2022, the former corporate startup has been an independent subsidiary of the MAHLE Group.
A team of almost 20 people is now working on the development and commercialization of centralized charging solutions for e-vehicle charging. In doing so, chargeBIG uses competencies and resources from MAHLE. The agile working methods and approaches of chargeBIG support the transformation of the automotive supplier MAHLE, as the specialist departments as well as production implement parts of the value creation of the new product portfolio and become familiar with a new type of corporate culture.
Acting as an independent subsidiary within the large group and choosing the right partners enables the chargeBIG team to react flexibly to customer requirements or market developments as well as to ensure the highest standard of quality and functionality.
Sales & Project Management
Marketing & PR
chargeBIG is part of the MAHLE Group and operates within the company as an independent subsidiary.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer and technology driver for the mobility of tomorrow. The MAHLE Group pursues a dual strategy and aims to make mobility more efficient, environmentally friendly, and comfortable by further optimizing the combustion engine, advancing the use of alternative fuels, and at the same time laying the foundation for the broad acceptance and widespread introduction of e-mobility.
The product portfolio, based on broad systems expertise, covers engine systems and
-components, filtration and thermal management, the product portfolio covers all key issues along the powertrain and air conditioning technology. Added to this is the know-how for electrical and electronic components and systems, so that MAHLE also offers integrated system solutions for e-mobility.
With chargeBIG, MAHLE is extending the system boundaries to infrastructure as part of this dual strategy and enabling e-mobility by providing scalable charging infrastructure.
The entire chargeBIG team is based at the MAHLE location in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Development, sales, marketing, business development, purchasing, quality, and logistics are located there.
An overview of all locations where chargeBIG charging infrastructure has already been set up. The number of charging points is growing steadily.
Grid-optimized load management
based on market prices or the
supply of renewable energies.
Market launch of the chargeBIG6 charging solution for residential and small businesses with load management and no billing option.
MAHLE chargeBIG receives DIN ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Implementation of the standard OCPP 1.6J protocol for the AC fleet charging solution.
MAHLE chargeBIG joins CharIN e.V..
1,500 charging points implemented at external and internal locations.
1st pilot project implemented in the residential sector.
Spin-off of activities into MAHLE chargeBIG GmbH as a 100% subsidiary of MAHLE.
First hardware demonstration project at the MAHLE Research and Development Center in Changshu, Shanghai.
Development of software tailored to the usage habits of Chinese consumers.
1,000 charging points implemented at external and internal locations.
Grid-optimized load management at 22 charging points by control and regulation to grid voltage and grid frequency (without remuneration) at MAHLE's Lorch site.
Completion of the certification process for calibration law conformity at the VDE. Retrofitting of calibration-compliant billing at existing locations at MAHLE and external customers.
Integration of external AC and
DC charging hardware into the chargeBIG
system and eRoaming of the chargeBIG
Connection of the chargeBIG charging infrastructure
to a parking guidance system and
Offering an indoor navigation system.
Dashboard for controlling the
chargeBIG charging points with
reporting functions and connection
to energy management systems.
Implementation of further customer projects
in Germany and neighboring countries.
Further payment methods and
billing functions in the
chargeBIG app (internal billing
via cost centers as well as voucher codes for guests).
Winning the first place at the
German Innovation Award 2020 in the
category "Excellence in Business to
Business - Automotive Technologies".
Start of the certification process for calibration conformity at the VDE and testing of the chargeBIG app for activation and billing.
Operation of 250 charging points in the MAHLE parking garage and at external customers such as Stuttgart Airport, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, and the International Solar Energy Research Center in Constance.
Completion of a publicly funded demonstrator with 100 charging points in the MAHLE parking garage.
Winning of the Baden-Württemberg
Environmental Technology Award with second place in the "Energy Efficiency" category.
Completion of hardware and software development generation 1 and operation of a mobile prototype with 18 charging points.
Together we move the world. As a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry, we at MAHLE are passionate about developing innovative solutions for the climate-neutral mobility of tomorrow. Our focus is on electromobility and other fields of technology that contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.
Job offers in the chargeBIG team are posted on the
published by MAHLE.
At chargeBIG you will benefit from varied and challenging activities in a young and dynamic team of colleagues. At chargeBIG, the “hands-on” mentality applies – you work in a startup-like atmosphere with premises in the startup space and experience great team spirit every day. Fast decision-making processes, flat hierarchies and a high level of personal responsibility characterize the way of working at chargeBIG.
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At MAHLE chargeBIG, a flexible working model provides the opportunity to work in a home office. In this way, we support our employees in balancing their professional and private lives.
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