The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows charging to start automatically when a driver plugs an EV into a charging point. Using the ISO 15118 interface, the EV identifies itself to the charging station, allowing instant authorization and the initiation of charging, with no need to swipe a card or tap a touchscreen.
Mer, a charging company owned by Norwegian energy producer Statkraft, recently chose Driivz to power its global EV charging infrastructure. Hubject will serve as the Certificate Authority, providing private/public key pairs to secure and validate the digital communication underlying the instant authorization, payment and charging transaction.
“By complying with ISO 15118, eMobility providers can future-proof their networks to create smooth, seamless experiences for their customers while ensuring operational excellence, optimized energy management and stronger security,” said Doron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Driivz.
“We see ISO 15118 as an important component to provide the easiest and best possible charging experience for our customers,” said Anton Achatz, Managing Director of Mer Germany. “Even if the hardware is heterogeneous, we can still offer the same user experience.”