Cybersecurity for Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Infrastructure

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The integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into electric grid operations can potentially leave the grid vulnerable to cyberattacks from both legacy and new equipment and protocols, including extreme fast-charging infrastructure. This paper introduces a co-simulation platform to perform cyber vulnerability analysis of EV charging infrastructure and its dependencies on communications and control systems. Grid impact scenarios through linkages to power system simulation tools such as OpenDSS and vehicle infrastructure-specific attack paths are discussed. An adaptive platform that assists with predicting and solving evolving cybersecurity challenges is demonstrated with a cyber-energy emulation that accelerates the analysis of cyberattacks and system behavior.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2021
Event2021 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2021 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021


Conference2021 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5R00-75236 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5R00-81075


  • adaptive systems
  • control systems
  • couplings
  • emulation
  • power system simulation
  • protocols
  • tools


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