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

Since June 2018

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. 

Since June 2018
Sept. 2016 – Dec. 2018

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. 

Sept. 2016 – Dec. 2018
March 1, 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.

March 1, 2016
June 2015

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.

June 2015
Oct. 2014 – Feb. 2016

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.

Oct. 2014 – Feb. 2016
July 2014

Published dissertation

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.

July 2014
2013

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. 

2013
2010

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.

2010