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The open source reference implementation of the Vehicle-2-Grid communication interface ISO 15118

About RISE V2G

RISE V2G is the Reference Implementation Supporting the Evolution of the Vehicle-2-Grid communication interface ISO 15118. The international standard ISO 15118, entitled "Road vehicles - Vehicle to grid communication interface", defines a digital IP-based communication interface between an electric vehicle (EV) and a charging station (named Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment - EVSE). It allows for a user-friendly "Plug And Charge" mechanism for authentication, authorisation, billing, and flexible load control based on a wide set of information exchanged between the EV and EVSE. A rise in the wide application of this standard is essential for reaching the goal of integrating EVs as flexible energy storage devices into a smart grid.

Mission Statement

The RISE V2G project serves as an open source standard-compliant reference implementation and documentation. As such, the objective is to provide a test platform for interoperability testing and to offer an information resource for interested parties. The adoption of a new technology heavily depends on the interoperability of its various implementations. The more tests conducted, the more stable and reliable the developed solution will be.

RISE V2G shall evolve to cover all aspects of conductive and inductive charging and communication from the data link layer up to the application layer. However, it requires a lot of work to be done to fulfil this endeavor. Your assistance would therefore be very appreciated, be it by testing this reference implementation against your own solution - this way uncovering possible bugs or making code optimisation suggestions - or by providing an implementation for yet missing parts.

More Information

ISO 15118 Manual

RISE V2G Basics Course

  • Dive even deeper into the implementation of ISO 15118 with the online course Master the Communication for Charging Electric Vehicles. This course gives you an in-depth guide through RISE V2G and puts you in the position to adapt this framework to your needs. Want to skip months of implementation effort to get an ISO 15118-compliant EV or charging station up and running? Then you'll love this course.

Master the Communication for Charging Electric Vehicles

  • Ready to fully understand Plug & Charge and its security implications? Then head over to the online course Data Security and Plug & Charge With ISO 15118. This is the most comprehensive course available on ISO 15118's data security features, including OpenSSL hands-on excercises.

Data Security and Plug & Charge With ISO 15118


RISE V2G is published under the MIT License.


The only fully-featured reference implementation of the Vehicle-2-Grid communication interface ISO 15118




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