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Did You Miss Our Hubject Webinar? A Recap Of The Plug&Charge/ISO15118 Discussion

We hosted another webinar with Hubject to discuss ISO 15118 (aka, Plug&Charge). This advanced communication protocol paves the way for smart charging, bi-directional charging, inductive charging and enhancements needed for autonomous driving. There are also vehicle-to-grid opportunities as well as benefits for fleet management.

Earlier this month, CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan sat down for a second webinar with Hubject’s Barton Sidles, Director of Corporate and Business Development. The topic was a follow-up to our previous webinar, focused on the implementation of Plug&Charge using ISO 15118.

ISO 15118 is a communication protocol that will simplify EV charging first with Plug&Charge capability, and then with smart charging features, all which will help drive EV adoption. This webinar was more tech-oriented and focused on the components and inner workings of Plug&Charge implementation.

What we learned in this webinar:

  • What is a public key infrastructure (PKI)? PKIs are used to securely manage who’s who and who’s authorized to do what in a digital ecosystem.
  • What is a “Root Certificate Authority” (Root CA)? A Root Certificate issues the the digital certificates which securely authenticate and authorize functions. In the ISO 15118 ecosystem the Root CA is referred to as the “V2G Root CA.”
  • How do Plug&Charge stakeholders relate to each other? Each stakeholder needs to use digital certificates that are issued from an authorized V2G Root, such as Hubject’s. How will features from ISO 15118 support the growing number of electric vehicles? By implementing smart charging and V2G features the stakeholders will be able to maximize and protect the electric grid as the number of EVs continues to grow.

More about ISO 15118

This advanced communication protocol paves the way for smart charging, bi-directional charging, inductive charging and enhancements needed for autonomous driving. There are also vehicle-to-grid opportunities as well as benefits for fleet management.

More about Barton & Hubject

Barton Sidles has more than 25 years of experience in international business development, disruptive mobility operations, clean energy, transportation, sales/marketing, mergers and acquisitions and PR. Prior to joining Hubject, he helped to launch Green Commuter, an EV vanpool/car share service.

Hubject is a consulting partner to automakers, charging providers and other EV-related businesses looking to launch eMobility services or implement Plug&Charge using ISO 15118.

 
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