SAE International® Improves Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Security with Public Key Infrastructure Consortium

Ensuring Secure Digital Trust is Critical to Accelerate EV Adoption and Optimize Consumer Experience


WARRENDALE, Pa. (September 13, 2023) SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC) is excited to announce the launch the Electric Vehicle Public Key Infrastructure (EVPKI) Consortium. As of today, EV leaders can request membership information on the website: https://www.sae-itc.com/programs/evpki/membership. EVPKI will be an industry-led and SAE-ITC managed group, committed to bringing the best EV Charging PKI Platform to market. The mission of the Consortium is to create and manage an inclusive framework for secure digital trust across the electric mobility PKI ecosystem to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and optimize the user experience. Consortium deliverables include:

  • PKI Certificate Policy

  • Platform Requirements Document

  • PKI Prototype


SAE ITC has been designing and testing the SAE EVPKI Platform by EV industry leaders in a pre-competitive project of the SAE Cooperative Research Program. Project members include a cross-industry team of EV OEMs, charging manufacturers and providers, as well as critical EV ecosystem companies. 

“SAE ITC is pleased to transition the EVPKI research program to industry consortium,” said Fabian Koark, executive vice president & chief operating officer of SAE ITC. “The consortium will lead the implementation of secure bi-directional charging by establishing an inclusive, worldwide, protocol-neutral EV charging industry PKI platform. The members will define a market with high quality of service around certificate providers, while ensuring a high level of user-experience and interoperability.”

The Consortium is open to private companies and public sector organizations that are members of the Electric Vehicle charging ecosystem and recognize the need for a secure bi-directional charging solution.  SAE ITC encourages interested EV stakeholders to learn more about this vital consortium and inquire about membership by visiting the EVPKI Consortium website at https://www.sae-itc.com/programs/evpki.

About SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®)
SAE ITC is an affiliate of SAE International. The SAE ITC specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools, and resources. SAE ITC enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in highly engineered industries globally. Http://www.sae-itc.com.

About SAE International®
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.

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SAE Media Contact:
Jeff Laskowski
SAE International
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