Along with clean power generation, e-mobility is a key element paving the way to the All Electric Society. With high-performance charging technology, we will prepare you for sustainable, networked, and practical e-mobility. We hope you’ll be inspired by our product solutions – let’s shape the mobility revolution together!

Michael Heinemann, CEO, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
Michael Heinemann

Discover CHARX Strong products – specially developed for e-mobility

Interactive image map: Overview of the CHARX product families
AC charging cables
Mode 3 charging cables for AC charging with up to 22 kW – ergonomic, robust, and high-quality
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DC charging cables
GB/T and CCS charging connectors for fast charging with up to 500 kW (High Power Charging)
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Infrastructure charging sockets
Charging sockets for portable mode 3 charging cables with LED status indicator and temperature measurement
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Surge protection
Protect charging points and vehicles against damage caused by lightning and switching operations
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Vehicle charging inlets
Universal vehicle charging inlets for AC and DC charging of electric cars and electric utility vehicles
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Power electronics and power distribution
Power and distribution module for the efficient and scalable DC supply of fast charging stations
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AC charging controllers
Extremely compact and freely scalable mode 3 charging controller with open Linux platform
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DC charging controller
High-performance DC charging controller for state-of-the-art CHAdeMO and CCS charging stations
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Find out more in the e-paper
The new e-mobility brochure
Discover our extensive charging technology portfolio for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on over 160 pages. You can also find out everything you need to know about our company and learn the basic principles of charging technology.
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E-mobility brochure in printed form and as an e-paper on a tablet
Person charging their Tesla electric car at a home charger using an NACS charging cable

NACS is coming – and we’re prepared The first NACS charging cables will be available in Q4/2024

The North American Charging Standard (NACS) is gaining momentum and will replace the CCS type 1 charging standard in the long term. NACS will therefore play a central role in the electrification of the transport sector and the ramp-up of charging infrastructure in North America.

As a specialist in e-mobility charging technology, we of course want to satisfy the changing requirements of our customers and therefore offer SAE-compliant and UL-certified NACS charging cables that meet the particularly high demands.

Person charging an e-truck with an MCS charging connector

The Megawatt Charging System (MCS) Charging powers of up to 3.75 MW for heavy utility vehicles

The Megawatt Charging System (MCS) is set to become an internationally standardized fast charging system for heavy utility vehicles and enable charging powers of up to 3.75 MW. Since the CharIN MCS task force was created in 2018, we have been working on establishing requirements and standards for the development of the MCS.

In the medium term, we aim to introduce MCS charging cables and MCS vehicle charging inlets featuring Phoenix Contact’s customary superior quality.

The highest demands on quality and innovation Why you can trust our products 100%

Cooled HPC charging connector in the test laboratory
Ralf Bungenstock and Stephan Gahlow accepting the design award for AC charging cables
Dirk Moseke, Robert Ewendt, and Michael Heinemann from Phoenix Contact with Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and DDW CEO Michael Oelmann
Cooled HPC charging connector in the test laboratory

We have successfully passed the IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 audits, meaning that we are a reliable supplier to the automotive industry. Standard-compliant tests performed throughout development in our accredited test-and-release laboratory ensure the electrical safety, resistance to cold and heat, and mechanical durability of our products. After production, each product undergoes thorough functional testing. You can therefore rely on the consistently high quality and reliability of our products.

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Ralf Bungenstock and Stephan Gahlow accepting the design award for AC charging cables

Our AC charging cables have received three prestigious design awards: the German Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award. During product development, together with graduate designer Stephan Gahlow from Hamburg, the focus was on an ergonomic and attractive design, a modern and aesthetic use of form, and robust and high-quality materials. With these outstanding product characteristics, the charging cables made a lasting impression on the independent juries of international experts.

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Dirk Moseke, Robert Ewendt, and Michael Heinemann from Phoenix Contact with Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and DDW CEO Michael Oelmann

We were named Innovator of the Year 2019 for our groundbreaking High Power Charging Technology. Honorary Laureate Dr. Wladimir Klitschko presented the DDW (Die Deutsche Wirtschaft) Business Award to our CEO Michael Heinemann, our Project Manager Robert Ewendt, and our Developer Dirk Moseke. A total of 20 companies received awards. Only three of these, including us, also received the audience award via reader voting.

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Our accredited test-and-release laboratory

CharIN e-mobility network logo

Setting the pace for norms and standards We are a founding member of CharIN

Alongside leading automobile manufacturers and the TÜV SÜD certification body, we were one of the founding members of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) in 2015.

With more than 320 members, the organization is the world’s leading association for promoting uniform charging standards such as the Combined Charging System (CCS), the North American Charging Standard (NACS), and the Megawatt Charging System (MCS).

Technology and manufacturing expertise All fields of expertise from a single source

Engineer during the development of new products
Development and engineering: When our engineers develop new solutions, we sometimes take unusual paths by developing our own manufacturing equipment and processes.
Production with employees
Production and Assembly: Qualified employees, a high level of flexibility, and fast response times characterize our modern production processes.
Automated high-tech production
Automated high-tech manufacturing: Digitalized, networked, and precise in traceability – in this way, high quality requirements are reliably ensured with large batch quantities.
Accredited test laboratory with employees at work
Accredited test laboratory and quality assurance: Tests accompanying development ensure the safety and resilience of our products – for consistently high quality and reliability.
Man examining certificates
Certified in accordance with IATF 16949 and ISO 9001: We have successfully passed all audits, and thus meet the high requirements of the automotive industry in terms of processes, quality, and organization.
Machine building at Phoenix Contact with employees
Machine building: Phoenix Contact has close ties with the machine building industry. Our own machine building department employs over 400 people and supports all developmental and manufacturing business units worldwide.
Man with a 3D printer
3D printing: Whether prototypes for later series production for our customers or smaller batch quantities. With Protiq, our in-house 3D printing specialist, we can respond individually to customer requests.
Injection molding production
Injection molding production: We benefit from fast implementation and adaptation of molds thanks to our own injection mold production.
Punching and bending production
Punching and bending production: A high level of vertical integration has always been important to us. Punched and punched-bent parts are therefore manufactured in-house for our electrical engineering products.
Turned part production
Turned part production: Screws and metal parts are produced by Phoenix Contact itself. Another example of our high vertical range of manufacturing, which makes us more independent.
SMD soldering technology
SMD soldering technology: In our SMD production lines, surface mount devices (SMDs) are soldered directly onto the PCB through solderable contact pads.

A look at our state-of-the-art production facilities

Our contribution to a livable future Sustainable thinking and actions are important to us

Aerial view of a landscape with green fields, forest, and a river
Social responsibility and environmental protection at Phoenix Contact E-Mobility
A networked world for the representation of the All Electric Society
CHARX control modular charging controller in front of an electric car in a charging park
Aerial view of a landscape with green fields, forest, and a river

We are conscious of our responsibility when it comes to sustainability. We act in accordance with ESG criteria and take equal account of environmental, social, and economic aspects, bringing them into line with legal requirements and social demands – all with the aim of sustainable corporate management. This is not just true for Phoenix Contact E-Mobility, but for the entire Phoenix Contact Group.

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Social responsibility and environmental protection at Phoenix Contact E-Mobility

We are committed to social justice in our supply chains and the protection of natural ecosystems, for example. We are committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and want to be carbon-neutral by 2035 by reducing carbon emissions throughout the entire product lifecycle. By introducing an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001, we are committed to integrating environmental protection into all processes and reducing our environmental impact as far as possible.

A networked world for the representation of the All Electric Society

A key to achieving the future vision of the All Electric Society is the transformation of the mobility sector to e-mobility. With our products, we are also making a crucial contribution to this transformation: By enabling practical and networked charging, we are removing hurdles and thus accelerating the switch to electric, climate-friendly mobility.

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CHARX control modular charging controller in front of an electric car in a charging park

With our CHARX control modular charging controllers, electric car batteries can be charged intelligently. Moreover, they are also able to return electricity to the grid. This way vehicle fleets become profitable energy storage facilities. The technology behind this is called vehicle-to-grid. CHARX control modular already meets standard ISO 15118 and is thus ready for vehicle-to-grid.

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With leading e-mobility charging technology, we are making an important contribution to increased climate protection. With the help of our certified environmental management system, we have identified all environmental aspects within the company, are already carbon-neutral to the greatest possible extent, and are keeping all environmental impacts low – with the aim of reducing them further and further.

Kai Oliver Nickel, Director Quality and Environmental Management Representative, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
Kai Oliver Nickel

Phoenix Contact E-Mobility The specialist for e-mobility within the Phoenix Contact Group

As a subsidiary of Phoenix Contact – a global market leader in industrial automation and electrical engineering – we are based in Schieder-Schwalenberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, close to the headquarters of our parent company in Blomberg.

We provide a broad charging technology portfolio for the rapidly growing e-mobility market, both for the vehicle charging interface and for the charging infrastructure. We are renowned for our CCS charging cables as well as our liquid-cooled charging connectors for ultra-fast High Power Charging.

  • Founded in 2013
  • IATF-certified
  • Over 1,000 employees worldwide, with over 480 of them based at our headquarters
  • 31,200 m² overall area worldwide, including 13,500 m² at our headquarters
  • 25 production lines worldwide
  • More than 600 CHARX products

Our headquarters in Germany Explore our site in Schieder-Schwalenberg

Interactive image map: Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH in Schieder-Schwalenberg, Germany
Group Executive Board
Michael Heinemann (left) is CEO. He is responsible for development, marketing, and sales. Ralf Döhre (right) is COO and is responsible for purchasing, production, and quality.
Group Executive Board
Test Laboratory and Quality Assurance
To ensure that our products meet all requirements, they undergo environmental simulations, electrical and functional tests, and dimensional and electromagnetic compatibility tests.
Test Laboratory and Quality Assurance
We develop practical product concepts based on customer requirements and innovative ideas. In this process, for example, circuit diagrams, drawings, 3D designs, and prototypes are created until the new product goes into series production.
Training and Education Center
At the Phoenix Contact Training Center, we organize training courses and seminars to qualify our sales staff and corporate customers. As a visitor, you can experience our products live here.
Training and Education Center
Smart Charging Lab
Here, complete charging stations are set up for test purposes, and are then used to charge electric cars. This allows us to check the compatibility of our products with different vehicle models.
Smart Charging Lab
Main entrance and reception
Your first point of contact, whether in person on site or on the phone: Our reception staff put you in touch with the right contact person, register your visit, organize rooms and appointments, and more.
Main entrance and reception
This is where the material from our suppliers arrives, which is then supplied to our production facility. And of course, our customers are supplied from here. Our focus is on a high level of delivery reliability and the just-in-time principle.
Production and Engineering
Our charging cables and charging sockets are produced at manual workstations and in highly automated production lines, first as samples, then in series. New production technologies and processes are constantly being developed and optimized.
Production and Engineering
Our administrative areas include Human Resources, Finance, IT and Process Management, Strategic and Operational Purchasing, and Supply Chain Management.
Marketing and Communication
This is where the external communication strategy of the company and our products is conceived, designed, and managed via various media and contact points. This includes the website, social media, print media, press, trade fairs, and events.
Marketing and Communication
Product Management and Sales
This is where the complete lifecycle of our products is managed: from the initial idea, through to documentation and data maintenance, all the way to market launch and finally discontinuation. Everything in close cooperation with our global sales network.
Product Management and Sales

Our international locations Development, production, and sales for the global e-mobility market

Aerial view of Phoenix Contact (Nanjing) E-Mobility Technology Co., Ltd. in China
Aerial view of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility Sp. z. o. o. in Rzeszów, Poland
The international sales network of Phoenix Contact
Aerial view of Phoenix Contact (Nanjing) E-Mobility Technology Co., Ltd. in China

Our subsidiary Phoenix Contact E-Mobility Technology Co., Ltd., based in Nanjing, is the center of excellence within the Phoenix Contact Group for the Chinese e-mobility market with its GB/T charging standard. Accordingly, GB/T charging cables and GB/T vehicle charging inlets are developed and produced in Nanjing.

  • Founded in 2015
  • Over 100 employees
  • 2,700 m² overall area

Aerial view of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility Sp. z. o. o. in Rzeszów, Poland

Following the establishment of our subsidiary Phoenix Contact E-Mobility Sp. z. o. o. in Rzeszów, Poland, we created a completely new production site in just five months of construction. The plant produces AC and DC charging cables, infrastructure charging sockets, and vehicle charging inlets for the global market.

  • Founded in 2020
  • Over 450 employees
  • 15,000 m² overall area

The international sales network of Phoenix Contact

Our local subsidiaries are your rapid connection to Phoenix Contact and our e-mobility range. You can find us worldwide, with a personal contact person from your country.

More than 50 sales subsidiaries worldwide provide expert advice and a prompt delivery service.

Our history The key milestones and achievements from 2009 until today

First customer-specific connector that offers combined signal and power transmission for charging electric vehicles
2009 – The beginning: Development of the first customer-specific connector that offers combined signal and power transmission for charging electric vehicles.
AC charging sockets
2010 – First series production: AC charging sockets for Chinese charging column manufacturers are produced and supplied in large quantities.
CCS standardization
2010 – Start of CCS standardization: Working together with leading automobile manufacturers, we develop and standardize a global charging standard for combined AC and DC charging (later becoming the Combined Charging System, CCS).
2011 – Charging connection system for e-buses: We develop a connector that makes it possible to exchange large batteries for electric buses. The discharged batteries are automatically replaced with fully charged batteries in the depot, thus optimizing the utilization of the buses.
Charging cables and controllers
2012 – First charging cables and controllers: Charging station manufacturers are supplied with the AC charging cables and controllers as well as prototypes of the combined charging cable (later becoming the Combined Charging System, CCS) in accordance with the preliminary standard for the first time.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
2013 – Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH founded: The new subsidiary in Schieder-Schwalenberg bundles all of the Phoenix Contact Group’s e-mobility expertise under the management of Helmut Friedrich.
Charging connectors in accordance with the CCS standard
2014 – Fast charging in accordance with the CCS standard: The IEC 62196-3 standard, which describes fast DC charging with CCS, is adopted. Series production of vehicle charging inlets and charging cables that comply with the standard begins.
Founding of CharIN: Group photo
2015 – CharIN founded: Together with renowned automobile manufacturers, we form the Charging Interface Initiative to establish fast charging with the Combined Charging System.
Aerial photo of our e-mobility subsidiary in China
2015 – New subsidiary in China: Phoenix Contact responds to the rapidly growing e-mobility market in Asia by founding its own e-mobility subsidiary in China.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Phoenix Contact trade fair booth
2016 – High Power Charging prototype: US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold the future of fast charging technology in their hands at the Hannover Messe.
Oliver Stöckl
2017 – Change to the Executive Board: Oliver Stöckl becomes the new General Manager of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH. He succeeds Helmut Friedrich, who retired in late 2016.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH certified in accordance with IATF 16949
2017 – IATF certification: Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH is certified in accordance with IATF 16949. This attests that we meet the high quality and process requirements of the automotive industry.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH in Schieder
2018 – Extension of Administration and Production: Just five years after our foundation, the administrative area in Schieder-Schwalenberg has more than doubled. Furthermore, production capacities are increased.
High Power Charging charging cables
2018 – High Power Charging market launch: The first HPC charging cables are delivered and installed in fast charging stations throughout Europe. In the FastCharge research project, we are demonstrating that ultra-fast HPC charging is suitable for everyday use.
Michael Heinemann and Ralf Döhre
2019 - Change to the Executive Board: At the beginning of the year, Michael Heinemann and Ralf Döhre took over the management of PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH. The previous General Manager, Oliver Stöckl, is leaving the group of companies for family reasons.
Three design award logos with AC charging cables
2019 – Three design awards: The new generation of our AC charging cables were awarded the German Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award for their modern styling and ergonomic designs.
Innovator of the Year 2019 Award with Honorary Laureate Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and Michael Heinemann
2019 – Innovator of the year: Die Deutsche Wirtschaft (DDW) names us Innovator of the Year 2019 for our innovative HPC technology. Honorary laureate Dr. Wladimir Klitschko presented our General Manager Michael Heinemann with the business award.
CHARX logo
2020 – Launch of the CHARX brand: From now on, the new name bundles our broad portfolio of charging technology components for the electrification of vehicles as well as for the development of a networked charging infrastructure on the path to the All Electric Society.
Phoenix Contact E-Mobility production facility in Poland
2020 – New production facilities in Poland and Germany: We are extending our production capacities again. Our new plant in Rzeszów, Poland, has opened, and the production area at our headquarters in Schieder-Schwalenberg has also been extended.
German Federal Association for eMobility (Bundesverband eMobilität (BEM)) logo
2021 – Member of the German Federal Association for eMobility (Bundesverband eMobilität (BEM)): As a new member, we support the BEM in promoting e-mobility based on renewable energies and strengthening the market environment.
Environmental certification and laboratory accreditation in accordance with ISO 14001 as well as ISO/IEC 17025
2022 – Environmental certification and laboratory accreditation: We successfully passed the audits for the certification of our environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and for the accreditation of our test-and-release laboratory in accordance ISO/IEC 17025.
10th anniversary of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
2023 – 10th anniversary: We look back at a successful decade of rapid development. Founded as a small start-up, we are now a global player with over 1,000 employees, 25 production lines, and more than 600 products.