Thales and Gireve partner to improve the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging experience with a secure, interoperable solution that creates a trusted, open infrastructure for car makers, charging point operators, e-Mobility Service Provider and drivers.

Gireve and Thalès collaborate for a simple and secure ‘Plug and Charge’ system

Gireve, the leading B2B digital platform for electric mobility, and Thales, a leader in digital security, have collaborated to provide a simple and secure ´Plug & Charge´ access and billing system. The joint solution, based on the Thales Trusted Key Manager and Gireve’s intermediation platform, improves the driver experience, builds trust in a multi players’ ecosystem and also helps meet the ISO 15118 International standard.

The platform automatically recognizes the Electric Vehicle, authenticates the driver’s subscription, and starts charging when plugged into an ISO-15118 compatible charging point – an ideal approach for smart grid management on a long term.

“For almost 10 years, Gireve has been a central trusted third party for B2B players in the charging sector. Together with Thales, we are confident our solution addresses key challenges to back up the sustainable success of the EV ecosystem. Our joint efforts are all about facilitating energy access, bringing trust through cybersecurity and boosting drivers’ adoption with improved usage.” Eric Plaquet, CEO at Gireve

“Gireve offered Thales a great opportunity to deploy its field-proven expertise in strong authentication and cybersecurity to the smart charging market. Our partnership supports the sustainable e-mobility sector, by smoothing EV charging access and by creating the trust the sector needs to succeed. Looking forward, our collaboration may unleash further use cases to support smart grid development with more efficient energy management.” Christine Caviglioli, Vice President Automotive at Thales

Read the Press Release on Thalès’ website

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