IoTecha, Hubject, Lucid, and InCharge to Showcase Plug & Charge at the Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)
May 8, 2023
IoTecha Corp., Hubject, Lucid, and InCharge (with ABB) are pleased to announce that they will be presenting their Plug & Charge-enabled technology at the upcoming VOLTS Symposium, hosted by CharIN North America. The “The Future of Plug & Charge” demonstration will highlight the simplicity of the Plug & Charge user experience on an AC and DC charger. This demonstration showcases how the ISO 15118 standard that governs Plug & Charge provides a seamless and secure foundation that is set to enable future applications such as dynamic smart charging and fleet reporting.
Plug & Charge is a technology that allows for automatic authentication and payment processing
when an EV is plugged into a compatible charging station. This eliminates the need for drivers to
carry RFID cards or use a mobile app to initiate the charging process, making it more convenient
and user-friendly. The ISO 15118 communication protocol delineates a standardized and secure
way for the EV and the charging station to communicate with each other. It further enables a wide
range of use cases beyond charging, including load control and real-time reporting.
This demonstration also highlights the growing importance of this technology in the EV industry and
the leadership of the participating companies in developing innovative solutions to enable Plug &
Charge. Hubject will provide the use of its Plug & Charge services, which include a Public Key
Infrastructure and a productive Plug & Charge ecosystem.
As more companies adopt Plug & Charge, EV charging infrastructure will become more convenient,
efficient, and user-friendly for consumers, ultimately driving wider adoption of EVs and reducing
carbon emissions from transportation.
“We are excited to showcase our EVSE platforms with the Plug and Charge technology at VOLTS”, said Oleg Logvinov, CEO of IoTecha. “By leveraging ISO 15118, a key component of Combined Charging System (CCS), we are able to provide a secure and standardized way for EVs to communicate with charging stations. This technology simplifies the charging process for EV drivers and provides a seamless and efficient charging experience.”
“The Future of Plug and Charge” demonstration will take place at the VOLTS Testing Symposium
on May 10th at 11:00 AM. Members of the media will receive complimentary registration and must
provide media credentials at the registration desk. For more information contact Carina Pombar at
IoTecha’s IoT.ONTM platform aims to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution by providing an
integrated platform consisting of software, hardware, and cloud components for the smart charging
infrastructure and power grid integration of electric vehicles of all kinds. IoTecha customers are
energy and power companies, charge point operators, and manufacturers of both Electric Vehicles
and EV charging stations. IoTecha products include V2G and HomePlug Protocol Analyzer,
Combined Charging System on Module (and custom modules), EV charging stations, and IoT.ONTM
Cloud-based services. For more information, please visit www.iotecha.com
Hubject simplifies the charging of electric vehicles. With Plug&Charge, Hubject enables Charging
Point Operators (CPO), Mobility Operators (MO), and EV Manufacturers (OEM) to offer their
customers a seamless and secure charging experience. To enable Plug&Charge services, Hubject
operates their own V2G root Public Key Infrastructure, the Plug&Charge ecosystem, and an open
testing environment for both ISO 15118-2 and ISO 15118-20 standards. Hubject has established
the world’s largest eRoaming platform connecting over 500,000 charging points and more than
1,250 B2B partners across 52 countries and four continents. Founded in 2012, Hubject is a joint
venture of the BMW Group, Bosch, EnBW, Enel X, E.ON, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and the
Volkswagen Group. Hubject’s North American headquarters are in Los Angeles with global offices
in Berlin and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.hubject.com.
Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating advanced technologies
and the most captivating luxury electric vehicles centered around the human experience. The Lucid
Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design. The Lucid Air Grand Touring
features an official EPA estimated 516 miles of range or 1,050 horsepower. Assembled at Lucid’s
factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, deliveries of the Lucid Air are currently underway to customers in
the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.