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Delivering Easy EV Charging, Plug&Charge In Action — Webinar Wrap-Up

Last week the CleanTechnica team hosted an informative webinar featuring e-mobility industry experts for an in-depth discussion on the benefits of ISO/IEC 15118-enabled EV Charging. If you missed it, you can watch the full webinar here in this article.

Last week the CleanTechnica team hosted an informative webinar featuring e-mobility industry experts for an in-depth discussion on the benefits of ISO/IEC 15118-enabled EV Charging. If you missed it, you can watch the full webinar below.

During our live webinar on April 9, attendees learned about the powerful features enabled by ISO/IEC 15118 brought to life through the collaboration of leading ecosystem players. ISO/IEC 15118 is a mature technology based on the robust security framework that enables the seamless Plug and Charge experience, grid integration, and wireless charging. An end-to-end implementation of ISO/IEC 15118 requires interoperability among multiple stakeholders, including automotive OEMs, charging equipment manufacturers, service providers, and technology companies.

During the webinar, Hubject, ECS, and IoTecha explained how they have integrated their charging solutions and enabled a seamless end-to-end implementation. These solutions include the operationally secure Hubject ecosystem, ECS charger, and IoTecha’s smart charging platform. Panelists shared how they envision the future of EV charging for our world, including smart charging and bidirectional charging.

The webinar kicked off with Katie Fehrenbacher from Greenbiz introducing the electric vehicle charging opportunities in the clean economy future, especially with utilities, fleets, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and innovative technologies.

Daniel Feldman, VP of Product Development at Enel X, discussed the importance of smart charging and bidirectional charging for the future of the energy grid, and how ISO/IEC 15118 facilitates these charging solutions.

Noel Crisostomo from the California Energy Commission continued the conversation emphasizing electric vehicle charging equipment goals in California, including:

  • Convenience
  • Cost control
  • Customer choice
  • Interoperability

Interoperability is particularly important, as it ensures that EVs, charging stations, and communication networks are interchangeable and create industry predictable investment requirements to achieve economies of scale. We need economies of scale to encourage the competition and push the boundaries of what technology can bring to us as users.

Bart Sidles from Hubject Inc. then gave an overview of the ISO/IEC 15118 protocol, how various stakeholders implement the protocol, and its foundation in a secure digital ecosystem. In fact, Hubject has an operational digital ecosystem and public key infrastructure that distributes, signs, and stores certificates for EV stakeholders to ensure that charging sessions are secure.

Lastly, Oleg Logvinov from IoTecha and Richard Tai from ECS described the ECS/IoTecha Charging Lab in Newark, California. The lab allows automakers to test their EVs in a real-world environment using the ISO/IEC 15118-enabled ECS LIVA charging station powered by IoTecha’s platform, IoTecha modules and cloud platform and the operational Hubject ecosystem. At the lab, there is also an IoTecha protocol analyzer called PilotShark V2G which assists with the non-intrusive analysis of the ISO/IEC 15118 communication flow enabling smart charging functionalities.

By the end of the webinar, attendees had received a comprehensive overview of the functions and benefits from all perspectives and it was clear why the ISO/IEC 15118 standard is quickly becoming the de facto protocol for charging station security, interoperability, and scalability.

More about ISO/IEC 15118: Plug&Charge has many advantages for the EV driver and for the industry. The benefits of using ISO/IEC 15118 results in a robust and interoperable ecosystem that is both scalable and economical.

Watch the full webinar (about 90 minutes) here:

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