US. EV Connect Deploys Additional Vehicle-Based Authentication Technology With Hubject Integration

Integration of Hubject Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) enables ISO 15118-2 Plug and Charge, and integration with Hubject Interchange expands available roaming partnerships for EV Connect customers.

LOS ANGELES and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 30, 2024— Reaffirming their sustained commitment to the eMobility movement, EV Connect, a leading EV charging business platform, and Hubject, a global leader in eMobility solutions, today announced a strategic collaboration to streamline the charging experiences of EV owners worldwide through vehicle-based authentication. By activating the ISO 15118-2 standard and integration of the Hubject Public KeyInfrastructure (PKI), EV Connect empowers charge point operators (CPOs) and eMobility Service Providers (EMSPs) in the United States, Europe, and Australia to simplify the charging experience. Additionally, vehicle-based authentication will be available for select roaming partners for global network coverage and seamless, secure charging via Hubject interchange, the world’s largest roaming ecosystem.

Vehicle-based authentication for EV charging provides a convenient and secure alternative to traditional app-based or credit card terminal-driven charging session initiation. The Hubject Plug&Charge solution is based on ISO 15118-2, the global standard for enabling secure communication between electric vehicles and charging stations, thus fully automating the authentication process.

“We are excited to partner with EV Connect to bring their drivers the best possible charging experience leveraging Hubject’s intercharge roaming platform and Plug&Charge ecosystem,” said Trishan Peruma, CEO of Hubject North America. “The partnership represents a significant step in creating consistency acrossEV markets, regardless of their maturity level, and we are thrilled for drivers across Europe, North America, and Australia.”

The ISO 15118 standard is included in the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program from the U.S Department of Transportation. In collaboration with its extensive network of NEVI-compliant solution partners and service providers, EV Connect provides comprehensive, industry-leading EV charging for state-level transportation initiatives. With its NEVI Software Package, EV Connect delivers on the stringent standards set by the NEVI Program to ensure that the funding provides interoperable charging networks that facilitate data collection, access, and reliability while meeting the rigorous NEVI program criteria, including charging experience, uptime, reporting, and cybersecurity. 

“At EV Connect, we firmly believe in the importance of open standards and collaboration as the core enablers to ubiquitous EV charging, and our collaboration with Hubject is directly aligned with both of these key components,” said Dylan Armstrong, Director of Product Management at EV Connect. “By enabling the Hubject PKI, we are adding yet another key enhancement to the EV Connect charging infrastructure, providing invaluable business services while ensuring a seamless, hassle-free, and reliable charging experience for EV drivers.”

As EV Connect and Hubject join forces to enhance the charging experience for EV owners worldwide, we invite you to explore further. Visit the EV Connect website to learn about our cutting-edge EV charging software. For insights into Hubject’s eMobility partners globally, visit the Hubject website.

EV Connect is on a mission to build a better planet by enabling electricity as a transportation fuel. Through its innovative and open charging platform, EV Connect simplifies the set-up, management, and optimization of charging stations with premium customer service, from installation to driver support. EV Connect guides companies of all sizes in managing charger networks and delivers a seamless EV charging experience that empowers drivers.