The Mobena initiative accelerates the roll-out of new generation e-Mobility and harmonizes the deployment of new services for EV charging
Mobena at a glance
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.
After a successful demonstration of the Certificate Trust List On June 2, 2021, the initiative reached a key milestone on November 9, 2021: the kick-off of a collaborative project called “Mobena Project”, that gathers the e-Mobility actors and aims for ensuring a successful roll-out of the new EV charging services in the French market.
Alongside with CharIN speakers, VEDECOM presented the Mobena initiative at CharIN Tuesday Europe on June 29th. The conference has given insights of the articulation between CharIN Plug and Charge project and the Mobena initiative. Learn more.
Partners : federating all e-mobility value chain
Coordinated by VEDECOM, the Mobena initiative committee regroups :
- PFA (Plateforme Française de l’Automobile)
- AVERE (Association nationale pour le développement de la mobilité électrique)
- AFIREV (Association Française pour l’Itinérance de la Recharge Electrique),
- GIMELEC (Groupement des entreprises de la filière électronumérique française).
- UFE (Union Française de l’Electricité)
- VEDECOM, a French Institue for Energy Transition, dedicated to research and innovation on the future mobilities, member for the FIT – French Institutes of Technology
About twenty companies representing the different roles in the ecosystem have joined this initiative: energy specialists, OEMs, charging station manufacturers, charging infrastructure oprerators, e-mobility services providers, technology suppliers and cybesecurity specialists.
Mission: an harmonized deployment of e-mobility services
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 has beeen launched on September 2021 and will 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 is put on Smart Charging, Plug and 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.
Harmonized actions with Europe
The Mobena initiative’s objective is to ensure a successful deployment in the French market of the ISO 15118 services (Plug and Charge -PnC- and smart charging) in a harmonized way with Europe.
To do this, adopting a reference architecture, from technical and organizational point of view, is key. Such architecture shall ensure interoperability and enable an open and fair market between all EV actors and allow end-users and operators to freely select their service providers.
Consensus and unity among the industry is key towards the successful deployment of Plug and Charge with interoperable implementations.
VEDECOM is an appointed member of the European STF sub-group on governance and standards for communication exchange in the electromobility ecosystem
The European Commission General Directorate for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) chose VEDECOM as one of twenty organizations to be part of the Sustainable Transport Forum sub-group on governance and standards for communication exchange in the electromobility ecosystem, starting on March 1st, 2021 for 3 years.
Bringing solutions: a successful demonstration of the Trust List Certificate
VEDECOM co-organized with Elaad (NL) a Plug and Charge interoperability demonstration that took place on June 2nd and was broadcasted live from Arnhem (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany) and Versailles (France).
The Certificate Trust List has been demonstrated as a technical solution for ISO 15118 Plug and Charge interoperability with multiple Root Certificate Authorities.
The demonstration was operated by 17 actors with a big involvement from Mobena partners:
Driivz, e clearing.net, ElaadNL, Freshmile, GIREVE, Hager, Hubject, IoTecha, NewMotion, Groupe Renault, SAP, Smartlab, Stellantis, Thales, Trialog, VEDECOM, Verisco
The whole story
- Novembre 9, 2021: The Electromobility players get together to ensure a successful deployment of the new charging services
- June 2, 2021: a successfull demonstration of the Certificate Trust List for Plug & Charge intéeroperability
- May 17, 2020: The Mobena initiative accelerates the roll-out of new generation e-Mobility
- Oct 18, 2020: French industry has engaged in a collective Initiative for New-Generation Electric Charging
- July 8, 2020: France prepares to introduce New-Generation Electric Mobility
The Mobena initiative is coordinated by VEDECOM, Institute for Energy Transition