Plug & Charge enables automated communication and billing processes between the electric vehicle and the charging station without the need for RFID cards, credit/debit cards or charging apps, while ensuring high IT security. It also enables automatic authentication and authorization at each charging station, so that the customer can experience a seamless and easy charging process.
CharIN has facilitated the standardization of e.g. ISO 15118 by fostering a result-oriented discourse among members in the Focus Group Communication, the Task Forces Cybersecurity and PKI as well as within the Plug & Charge Europe project. Since 2016, more than 200 members have shared crucial ideas in the groups, leading to this significant success. A thorough certification process will soon follow, as well relevant ISO training.
Many CharIN members have participated in the development and roll-out so far. All are united by the conviction that a seamless customer journey is hardly conceivable without this feature. It is a decisive step towards more customer-friendly and seamless interoperability and will thus contribute significantly to the decarbonization of mobility.
Do good and talk about it! To spread the word for Plug & Charge and to promote its implementation, the CharIN community has created a logo that can be used by companies using and supporting Plug & Charge with their respective products.
The Logo is open to every company implementing and validating this feature on ISO 15118-2 or ISO 15118-20 in their products. To ensure a broad implementation and to give the customer a proper visibility of functionality, the Plug & Charge Logo has been today publicly launched during the CharIN Testival in Poland on June 29th, 2022. This, however, is just the beginning. A thorough certification process will follow soon and will be accompanied with the relevant trainings.
Published on: 06/29/2022