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Electrify America and Hubject announced a new payment system for EV charging called "Plug&Charge" that allows you to start charging your car without using your wallet or smartphone. The new system is set to start in 2020.

Plug&Charge uses ISO 15118, which "is an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an electric vehicle and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables the simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS)."

Here's the full release from Electrify America:
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Electrify America, Hubject Announce Launch of "Plug&Charge" to Streamline EV Charging Payment Process

“Plug&Charge” Security System to Support Electrify America Network and EV Drivers

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2019) – Electrify America and Hubject today announced the next significant step in the upcoming launch of a simplified, and convenient system for electric vehicle charging (EV) called “Plug&Charge.” Drivers will no longer need to reach for a wallet, smartphone or bankcard as the system enables EV drivers to simply plug their vehicle into a charger for the charging session to begin automatically.

By offering the Plug&Charge solution in North America, drivers using Electrify America stations will enjoy faster charging session authentication and authorization. The new system will be fully operational in 2020, when Plug&Charge-compatible EVs are projected to be available to customers.

The system, operated by Hubject, is a key component in implementing “Plug&Charge” technology and using the ISO 15118 standard across Electrify America’s network. The companies took the system live this month for the North American market through a signing procedure at U.S. Bank in Santa Monica, CA,

ISO 15118 is an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an electric vehicle and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables the simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS).

“The Plug&Charge technology will streamline Electrify America's charging experience," said Cliff Fietzek, director of technology at Electrify America. “We work every day to offer current and future EV owners advanced technologies in charging to help make electric vehicle ownership a reality for both their local and long-distance mobility needs."

This is a significant step toward making public charging easier for EV drivers by increasing the number of end-to-end services handled by the new North America based ecosystem. The system uses the processes and procedures developed in tandem with security experts around the world to enable encrypted, convenient and fast Plug&Charge functionalities across North America. Hubject’s North American based V2G Root and Certificate Authority is the first of its kind and the second system globally, based on Hubject’s already established European system. It will enable encrypted communication for a seamless customer charging experience in North America.

“Using ISO 15118 as the basis of charging technology innovation also enables many more future-proof features such as smart charging and bi-directional charging,” said Carsten Puhl, CTO of Hubject GmbH. “These energy management features will be necessary as the number of EVs on the road will be growing faster than the ability to increase energy production in the coming years. Adding a North American based V2G Root for Plug&Charge helps us to securely service our clients on a global basis.”
 

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Electrify America and Hubject announced a new payment system for EV charging called "Plug&Charge" that allows you to start charging your car without using your wallet or smartphone. The new system is set to start in 2020.

Plug&Charge uses ISO 15118, which "is an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an electric vehicle and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables the simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS)."

Here's the full release from Electrify America:
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Electrify America, Hubject Announce Launch of "Plug&Charge" to Streamline EV Charging Payment Process

“Plug&Charge” Security System to Support Electrify America Network and EV Drivers

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2019) – Electrify America and Hubject today announced the next significant step in the upcoming launch of a simplified, and convenient system for electric vehicle charging (EV) called “Plug&Charge.” Drivers will no longer need to reach for a wallet, smartphone or bankcard as the system enables EV drivers to simply plug their vehicle into a charger for the charging session to begin automatically.

By offering the Plug&Charge solution in North America, drivers using Electrify America stations will enjoy faster charging session authentication and authorization. The new system will be fully operational in 2020, when Plug&Charge-compatible EVs are projected to be available to customers.

The system, operated by Hubject, is a key component in implementing “Plug&Charge” technology and using the ISO 15118 standard across Electrify America’s network. The companies took the system live this month for the North American market through a signing procedure at U.S. Bank in Santa Monica, CA,

ISO 15118 is an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an electric vehicle and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables the simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS).

“The Plug&Charge technology will streamline Electrify America's charging experience," said Cliff Fietzek, director of technology at Electrify America. “We work every day to offer current and future EV owners advanced technologies in charging to help make electric vehicle ownership a reality for both their local and long-distance mobility needs."

This is a significant step toward making public charging easier for EV drivers by increasing the number of end-to-end services handled by the new North America based ecosystem. The system uses the processes and procedures developed in tandem with security experts around the world to enable encrypted, convenient and fast Plug&Charge functionalities across North America. Hubject’s North American based V2G Root and Certificate Authority is the first of its kind and the second system globally, based on Hubject’s already established European system. It will enable encrypted communication for a seamless customer charging experience in North America.

“Using ISO 15118 as the basis of charging technology innovation also enables many more future-proof features such as smart charging and bi-directional charging,” said Carsten Puhl, CTO of Hubject GmbH. “These energy management features will be necessary as the number of EVs on the road will be growing faster than the ability to increase energy production in the coming years. Adding a North American based V2G Root for Plug&Charge helps us to securely service our clients on a global basis.”
from what I gather over in EU will still still have a “Porsche Card” for charging unless that is completely different for US market now
 

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from what I gather over in EU will still still have a “Porsche Card” for charging unless that is completely different for US market now
I'm a bit confused by this as well. Hopefully Porsche can clear things up about how this announcement affects charging for the Taycan.
 

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PLEASE read: Electrify America is a sham. They contract with locations in the worst parts of midwestern cities. I would like the person responsible for location decisions to stand next to me while I am charging my vehicle and watch patrons of these locations circle the vehicle (and me). Waiting for an opportunity. Before you engage in business with this organization (or purchase a vehicle which has contracted with Electrify America to provide "free" charging, MAKE SURE you visit some of the sites they have placed these high speed chargers so you understand the personal risk you will be putting yourself. in when you use them. Ride along a highway, and stop at one of their charging stations. It works only about 50% of the time, and, while you are trying to get it to work, you are putting your own life at risk (and not just your vehicle).
 
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