Electric Vehicle and Charging

AUTOCRYPT provides a Plug&Charge (PnC) environment that V2G participants can trust.

The EV charging system involves the exchange of personal and payment data, making cybersecurity essential.

The electric vehicle charging system connects vehicles to the power grid, the payment management system, and a variety of service providers. As such, the EV ecosystem is designed to send and receive data.

AutoCrypt PnC provides a PKI-based security module that keeps communication secure between the vehicle and the charging point, protecting the user authentication and payment process.

In compliance with the ISO-15118 standards for the V2G communication interface, AutoCrypt PnC verifies the identity of both the vehicle and the charger.


All You Need to Know About EV and Charging

and stay prepared with AUTOCRYPT

The Electric Vehicle Market

Electric Vehicles (EVs) will make up 85% of new car models by 2040.

Various changes in the automotive industry have allowed this to happen.

Charging Infrastructure

Charging points across the globe are not only growing exponentially but are also becoming smarter and more connected. Payment methods like Plug&Charge (PnC) and mobile charging are making EVs more acceptable to the general public.

New Policies

Countries are changing their legislation to limit carbon emissions.

  • Korea: New Deal (EV Promotion)
  • USA: ZEV
  • EU: Paris Agreement
Environmental Awareness

Increased environmental awareness by the public drives EV demand. Battery-electric vehicles (BEV) operate without emitting CO2 or NOx, reducing the burning of fossil fuels.

Need for Space

Without an engine or transmission, EVs are lighter with more space for storage and seating.

Need for Economy

Charging EVs costs on average five times less than fueling conventional ICE vehicles, not to mention government subsidies and tax rebates that come with EV purchase.

Also contributing to the increase in sales is the growing number of charging points throughout the world.

Security Concerns

Every time a vehicle is plugged into a charger, data is exchanged to facilitate the seamless Plug&Charge process.

However, these data include sensitive information like:

Credit Card and
Payment Information
Personally Identifiable
Information (PII)
Vehicle and
Driving Data
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There are still charging stations that use older, open charging protocols that do not use encryption for data communication. Without proper protocols in place, systems can be more vulnerable to attacks.

For example, an attacker can take advantage of a vulnerability to gain root access to the charge point, take payment data, and wreak financial havoc on the part of the charge point operators, mobility operators, as well as the vehicle owner in question.

The attacker could gain access to the EV’s USB port, using merely a simple flash drive to copy logs and data, gaining access to personal information as well as sensitive car data.

Our PnC Security Solution

AUTOCRYPT provides a Plug&Charge (PnC) environment that V2G participants can trust.

In compliance with ISO-15118 standards for the V2G communication interface, AutoCrypt PnC (formerly AutoCrypt V2G) verifies the identities of both the vehicle and the charger. AutoCrypt PnC also supports Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) ensuring that the contract between the charging station management system (CSMS) and the mobility operator (MO) is verified and safely delivered to the vehicle.

Find out more on how AUTOCRYPT secures your EV and PnC process: