Hubject introduces V2G PKI for Asian regions
Hubject wants to accelerate the introduction of Plug&Charge in Asian markets. For this purpose, the company is introducing an additional V2G Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the Asian market.
Hubject’s Plug&Charge solutions enable interoperability between any electric vehicle and local charging stations, this enables user ease with secure vehicle and station authentication, and supports vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities for grid balancing between vehicle batteries, stations and utilities. Hubject based its solution on the ISO 15118-2 and ISO15118-20 standards, which require a unique V2G Root Public Key Infrastructure per world region.
Hubject has operated V2G Root PKIs for the European and North American markets since 2018. The new V2G Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the Asian market covers a huge region. The area stretches from Turkey in the west to Japan in the east. Kazakhstan borders the area in the north and Indonesia in the south and includes the world’s most populous countries, China and India.
“Over the past five years, we have gathered invaluable expertise regarding ISO 15118 and Plug&Charge. The result is a solution that is actively driving the EV charging industry toward mass adoption by enabling that seamless and secure charging experience for EV drivers,” says Christian Hahn, CEO of Hubject. “Making sure that our Plug&Charge services support all our partners in all international markets adopting the CCS charging standard is vital to our vision of a global, interoperable Plug&Charge ecosystem, and we are proud to be extending our services to Asia now.”
Hubject says it has established the world’s largest cross-provider charging network for electric vehicles. This has been achieved by connecting CPO networks encompassing over 500,000 connected charging points and more than 1,250 B2B partners across 52 countries. The company was founded in 2012 as a joint venture of the BMW Group, Bosch, EnBW, Enel X, E.ON, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group. Hubject is headquartered in Berlin, with subsidiaries in Los Angeles and Shanghai.