AUTOCRYPT Releases Plug&Charge Upgrade for Charging Station Management System

SEOUL, KOREA, July 27, 2023 — Automotive cybersecurity and mobility solutions provider AUTOCRYPT expanded the scope of its EV charging station management system (CSMS) through the release of “EVIQ CSMS for Plug&Charge,” an add-on that will seamlessly guide the deployment and management of Plug&Charge (PnC) operations, available for charge point operators (CPO) and e-mobility service providers (EMSP). Defined in ISO 15118 for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, Plug&Charge allows vehicles and chargers to automatically authenticate one another once plugged in, enabling a fully automated charging and billing process.

Certificate management through EVIQ CSMS for Plug&Charge

Compliant with ISO 15118-2 and ISO 15118-20, EVIQ CSMS for Plug&Charge provides customers with a comprehensive set of components necessary for the adoption of PnC technology as well as the management of PnC-capable chargers. These include the establishment of a PnC server on the backend and a frontend admin dashboard for certificate key management. The PnC server is integrated into the existing server of the CPO, while the admin dashboard can be integrated into their existing CSMS frontend or AUTOCRYPT’s EVIQ CSMS dashboard.

More importantly, the PnC add-on is interoperable across multiple V2G root environments. Due to the wide variety of V2G roots used by different CPOs and EMSPs, many service operators have found it challenging to enable Plug&Charge across different vehicle models and charging stations. AUTOCRYPT facilitates this interoperability by enabling validation across multiple root certificates.

“Given the growing number of regulations in Europe and Asia mandating V2G interoperability in public charging stations, we expect Plug&Charge to become the mainstream method for EV charging and billing,” said Daniel ES Kim, CEO of AUTOCRYPT. “The growing adoption of NACS will also simplify PnC deployment across North America. We look forward to helping more operators implement and manage the technology.”

The North American Charging Standard (NACS), formerly known as the Tesla charging connector specification, is now gaining popularity across the continent after Tesla opened the technology to other OEMs in late 2022.

Offering full compatibility with NACS, AUTOCRYPT’s EVIQ lineup of EV charging-related solutions also encompasses the establishment of the PKI needed for secure PnC authentication. The company has deployed its PnC PKI for some best-selling EV models across the globe and the largest PnC charging network in South Korea.

ABOUT AUTOCRYPT

AUTOCRYPT is the leading player in automotive cybersecurity and smart mobility technologies. It specializes in the development and integration of security software and processes for in-vehicle systems, V2X communications, Plug&Charge, and fleet management, paving the way toward a secure and reliable C-ITS ecosystem. AUTOCRYPT is a pioneer in integrating trusted execution environments (TEE) into automotive systems, for which it received ASPICE CL2 certification. The company is also accredited by WebTrust as a root CA for V2X PKI.

AUTOCRYPT also provides management and service platforms for the operators and end users of e-mobility and MaaS. By building customized platforms tailored to individual needs, AUTOCRYPT contributes to sustainable and universal mobility.

AUTOCRYPT Integrates Its Authentication System Into Hyundai Motor’s EV Charging Platform ‘E-pit’ to Streamline Secure Charging Experience

SEOUL, KOREA, July 19, 2022 — EV and charging security solutions provider AUTOCRYPT announced that it integrated its PnC (Plug&Charge) authentication system into Hyundai Motor’s charging platform E-CSP (E-pit Charging Service Platform) as a part of its E-pit charging infrastructure expansion. 

E-pit is Hyundai Motor’s ultra-rapid EV charging infrastructure and its charging service platform E-CSP utilizes PnC technology to enhance both security and convenience. A technology defined by ISO-15118, PnC allows users to simply connect their vehicle to the charge point and automatically identify itself to the network. Moreover, to tackle the authentication and payment security concerns that may arise during the charging process, the PnC protocol requires a verified PKI (public key infrastructure) system that is encrypted end-to-end, which AUTOCRYPT provides. Major OEMs and charge point operators (CPO) across the globe have begun integrating PnC into their vehicles and chargers for a seamless charging ecosystem. 

“Challenges in larger EV adoption can only be resolved by bringing new concepts forward,” said CEO and co-Founder, Daniel ES Kim. “We consider the advancement of secure EV charging services as a major need in this new industry. Building a larger network of charging stations will assist in addressing range anxiety throughout vehicle charging deserts, and we hope to contribute to the expansion of charging infrastructure with Hyundai Motors with our secure PnC solution.”  

AUTOCRYPT’s EV and charging solution also covers the establishment of mobility ecosystem for CSMS (charging station management system) and aims to derive greater comfort and benefits from the transition. For partnership inquiries, please contact global@autocrypt.io.