A Super Surge Is Coming: EVs & Charging Stations

Experts project 14.6 million electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be needed to support the 39 million EVs* expected to be on the road by 2030. That’s a lot of systems needing secure user authentication based on reliable user identities and end-to-end encryption.

There’s an on-ramp of opportunity when it comes to EV charging stations. We can expect to see 14.6 million stations pop up as private (from home), public (e.g., from gas stations) and semi-private (e.g., tenant buildings, employer offices, hotels, gyms, shopping centers, fleet depots for trucks, buses, and mail carriers).

In particular, enterprises and any other organization with an installed physical access control system can save cost by leveraging their already installed infrastructure for physical access control. The credentials which are already issued can be used to identify and authorize users when charging their vehicles at the stations of their organization.

HID RFID reader modules for EV charging stations can be easily and seamlessly utilized to secure credentials such as a card, smartphone, fob or wearable, just as they have been used for multiple other applications, including building access, smart lockers, elevator usage, secure printing, etc. This flexibility and convenience of using the same credentials perhaps already in play at many locations is a win not only for the business owners, but also for users as well.

Look at the additional assets below that spotlight how the power of RFID authentication helps EV charging station owners protect accesses, privacy and power grids while offering patrons a seamless, on-the-go, plug-and-pay experience.