Technology and Governance for a harmonized deployment of Plug and Charge & Smart Charging based on ISO 15118

Objective: to simplify the user experience and guarantee the interoperability of charging

2 online identical sessions available on June 2nd, 2021, for your convenience : 8 to 11 AM or 4 to 7 PM (CEST)
Live from Arnhem (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany) and Versailles (France)

Session 1 (8-11 AM)

Session 2 (4-7 PM)

Event partners: Driivz, ​e, ElaadNL, Freshmile, GIREVE, Hager, Hubject, IoTecha, NewMotion, Groupe Renault, SAP, Smartlab, Stellantis, Thales, Trialog, VEDECOM

Demosntration partners

Promote an open and fair market for eMobility services

Electromobility actors are ready to adopt and deploy new services that will improve the user experience, such as Plug and Charge and Smart Charging. Those services should be interoperable and rely on the ISO 15118 standard. To do this, adopting a single reference architecture, from a technical and organizational point of view, is vital. Such architecture shall enable an open and fair market between all EV actors and allow end-users and operators to freely select their providers.

An international collaboration

In this spirit, a collaborative work has started since 2019 to define and test multiple technical solutions. The partners mainly focused on PKI architectures that allow the development of  multiple interoperable offers.

An operational solution demonstrated in real conditions

The partners will demonstrate that the Certificate Trust List (CTL) technology – one of the studied options – is suited to this need. The demonstration will be done using electric vehicles, charging stations and IT services (including PKI) located in 3 countries: France, Netherlands, and Germany.

The demonstrations will be operated by actors representing different roles in the Electromobility domain.

The French initiative Mobena is part of the demonstration

Mobena: an initiative towards the new generation of electromobility

The Mobena initiative was created in July 2020 by the main French professional organizations representing the electromobility ecosystem in the French market. The goal is to simplify the user experience by ensuring interoperability between charging systems and leading the way towards the deployment of a new generation of EV charging in the French market.

Coordinated by VEDECOM institute, the Mobena initiative regroups AFIREV, AVERE-France, PFA, GIMELEC, UFE and VEDECOM.​


About twenty companies representing the different roles in the ecosystem have joined this initiative. The mission is to support the players of the EV charging ecosystem, operating in France, by defining the roadmap and the means to ensure a successful and harmonized deployment of the e-Mobility services. The Mobena project, which will be launched in September 2021 and extended to more partners, will particularly focus on integrating interoperability as an initial requirement and providing high added value services through a massive adoption of the ISO 15118 standard in a competitive and open market.

A particular focus will be put on Smart Charging, Plug & Charge and the implicated end-to-end system interfaces, including backend communication protocols (OCPP, OCPI…), PKI and cyber security. This for both AC and DC charging.

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