News 12-13-2023

Top EV OEMs and Automakers Using Security to Unlock Charging Interoperability in Latest Tests


Ford and EVgo among the first to test new DigiCert root of trust for ISO 15118-2 certificates to ensure trusted connections between global automakers and Plug & Charge infrastructure in the U.S.

Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2023DigiCert recently established the EV charging industry’s first unaffiliated root of trust, allowing EV automakers and OEMs to issue, test and deploy ISO 15118-2 compliant certificates. The Plug & Charge certificates are the first of their kind to be available for live testing by the entire EV ecosystem of auto manufacturers, the various EV charging platforms, energy companies and EV charging hardware. Ford, EVgo and others are the first to conduct live tests this week at the 2023 CharIN Testival North America.

“Security is the key to unlocking more than just interoperability demands, but also the collective potential of the entire EV market. At Ford, we’re taking a security-first approach to ensure that our customers can always trust their Plug & Charge experiences,” said Jim Farley, Ford CEO and President of the Ford Model division.

"With well over a decade of experience in public fast charging, EVgo is a leader in technology and innovation that delivers a seamless charging experience for all EV drivers," said Ivo Steklac, CTO of EVgo. "Implementing open standards like ISO 15118-2 through collaborations with digital security leaders like DigiCert and implementation experts at Eonti will enable automated, secure charging that gives EV drivers the freedom to charge across networks with confidence."

"The integrity of the EV charging network is paramount,” said DigiCert CEO Amit Sinha. “Seamless charging also means there aren’t any security gaps for customer or OEM data to be compromised. DigiCert® ONE provides the trusted certificates and full lifecycle management for testing today that will accelerate deployment, adoption and interoperability for the emerging EV ecosystem."

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About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is a leading global provider of digital trust, enabling individuals and businesses to engage online with the confidence that their footprint in the digital world is secure. DigiCert® ONE, the platform for digital trust, provides organizations with centralized visibility and control over a broad range of public and private trust needs, securing websites, enterprise access and communication, software, identity, content and devices. DigiCert pairs its award-winning software with its industry leadership in standards, support and operations, and is the digital trust provider of choice for leading companies around the world. For more information, visit  or follow @digicert.


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, committed to helping build a better world where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company's Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities, and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of connected increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles: Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles. The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services, and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 186,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products, and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at


About EVgo

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is a leader in charging solutions, building and operating the infrastructure and tools needed to expedite the mass adoption of electric vehicles for individual drivers, rideshare and commercial fleets, and businesses. EVgo is one of the nation’s largest public fast charging providers, with over 950 fast charging locations across more than 35 states, including stations built through EVgo eXtendTM, its white-label service offering. EVgo is accelerating transportation electrification through partnerships with automakers, fleet and rideshare operators, retail hosts such as grocery stores, shopping centers, and gas stations, policy leaders, and other organizations. With a rapidly growing network, robust software products and unique service offerings for drivers and partners including EVgo OptimaTM, EVgo InsideTM, EVgo RewardsTM, and Autocharge+, EVgo enables a world-class charging experience where drivers live, work, travel and play. More at


About Eonti

Eonti provides integrated security solutions specialized for critical infrastructure, airports, electric vehicles, and charging networks. The company focuses on establishing digital trust for user authentication, securing communications, and enabling seamless roaming across charging networks through standards-based public key infrastructure. Eonti's offerings help enable the automated, interconnected ecosystems necessary for the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Eonti partners with automakers, charging network providers, and other stakeholders to drive innovation and implement scalable solutions that instill confidence in electric vehicles. Learn more at