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Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems and Communication Technologies ESK

The scientists of the Munich based Fraunhofer ESK are experts for a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) topics from transmission over protocols and systems to intelligent services.

Whitepaper: Transitioning charging stations to smart grid nodes - a comparison of current communication standards

ESK researchers have published a white paper that summarizes and analyzes the key communication standards for electric vehicle charging systems. The study revealed that the most relevant standards for Europe are ISO/IEC 15118 for vehicle-to-charging station communication and IEC TR 61850-90-8 for the interface between the charging station and the smart grid. The white paper is available for download at

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