SAE International is planning an industry-led research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) charging system security.
The project’s desired outcome is a strong two-way authentication protocol between the electric vehicle, the charging station and the supplying network.
The global association, which is committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions, says a gloabl secure charging infrastructure is crucial as the number of EVs expands.
Otherwise cyber security risks could evolve with Plug & Charge facilities.
The programme will develop an EV charging industry Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
Jack Pokrzywa, director of global ground vehicle standards at SAE International, commented:
“Currently, the proposed implementations of Plug & Charge could create vulnerabilities that could result in cybersecurity risks to drivers and station hosts. The purpose of this initiative is to develop consensus on a PKI design that establishes the level of security and trust that’s needed between EVs, charging stations and networks.”
SAE says it will leverage the expertise and experience of its Cooperative Research Program (CRP) to develop a targeted solution