A decade of experience
in e-mobility standards
Over the last decade, I have become a recognized
e-mobility expert after developing the widely-used RISE V2G software and co-authoring the ISO 15118 and related international standards. I now work with companies and research institutions across the globe to integrate ISO 15118’s promising Plug & Charge feature into their products and innovations.
My mission has been to help bring convenient, secure, and user-friendly electric vehicle charging to a global audience.
I genuinely believe ISO 15118 and Plug & Charge will transform electric vehicle charging. With my online courses, my “ISO 15118 Manual” eBook, and my consulting within the industry, I hope to contribute to making this vision a reality.
The story behind V2G Clarity
A small selection of landmarks that shaped my expertise in e-mobility and standardization
Partnership with CharIN
Started to partner with CharIN e.V. to offer on-site trainings on the Combined Charging System (CCS) and ISO 15118. These trainings are offered within the framework of the CharIN Academy.
Chair of working group defining VDE-AR-2802-100-1
The ISO 15118 standard only defines the communication between electric vehicles and charging stations. But other entities, such as charge point operators, car manufacturers, and mobility operators need to be involved in a certificate provisioning and revocation process to successfully carry out the authentication, authorization and billing process enabled by Plug & Charge.
Therefore, the German standardization experts group DKE/AK 901.0.115 “Information security in electric mobility” has been formed to define a VDE Application Guide for the industry.
I have been leading this experts group since September 2016.
Founded V2G Clarity
Consulting companies, research institutes, and standardization bodies with my expertise on ISO 15118 and related matters. Involved in major German and European projects with e-mobility stakeholders implementing ISO 15118 in the field.
ISO 15118 goes open-source
Published an open-source reference implementation of ISO 15118, both for electric vehicles and charging stations. This published version was a refinement of the longstanding implementation effort and insights gained during my Ph.D., and is has been further developed ever since.
SaaS-startup in e-mobility
Worked for Chargepartner GmbH, implementing comprehensive software-as-a-service solutions for charging and billing the charged energy of electric vehicles. Acquired a wealth of knowledge about the roles and needs of various stakeholders in the e-mobility market.
Published my dissertation at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Research on how to integrate an electric vehicle, which is capable of bi-directional energy transfer, into the energy management system of a smart home. Early version of ISO 15118 served as a communication protocol between the EV and charging station.
Started e-mobility experts blog
Started an experts’ blog with insights about e-mobility research, written with the intention to share insider knowledge, especially with regards to communication technology and ISO 15118.
Joined ISO 15118 standardization body
The need for a communication protocol to be applied in the research project led to joining the newly formed ISO and IEC Joint Working Group (JWG) standardization body for defining the ISO 15118 communication interface.