New cyber-security requirements have been launched in Europe to help municipalities and distribution network operators to secure electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and harmonise standards across Europe. The European Network of Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Distribution System Operators’ Association for Smart Grids (E.DSO) announced on Tuesday 4 December that more needs to be done to ensure charging infrastructure is safe from hackers. Anjos Nijk, Managing Director of ENCS, said: “By 2020, there’s expected to be nearly 220,000 EV chargers installed. At this scale, these requirements will be vital in neutralising the growing threat from hackers.”

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