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  Posted by: electime      20th October 2022

  • Full compliance for Indra Smart PRO chargers from today
  • Key new requirements include enhanced data, tamper and hacking protection
  • Highlights Indra’s commitment to best-in-class software and hardware
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Indra is a leading EV (electric vehicle) charging and smart energy technology business and is delighted to announce that all Smart PRO chargers manufactured from today are compliant with the full scope of the Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations including Schedule 1 due at the end of the year.

Schedule 1 requirements, the second phase of the Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021, come into effect on 30th December 2022 and Indra products are now already compliant, two months earlier than legally required. The Schedule 1 regulations help to give the owners and users access to a deeper level of information, manage and control data and enhanced security protection.

Mike Schooling, Indra Founder and CTO comments: “Indra is committed to designing and manufacturing best-in-class smart charger products and we welcome these regulations, which we see as being vital to ensuring we have a robust future energy infrastructure.

“As well as developing the latest software to deliver the most efficient, cheapest and greenest energy for our customers, it’s also really important that the hardware is easy to use, safe and secure. Indra has now already met and exceeded the new regulations and is proud to lead the industry towards a smarter, safer and more secure energy market.”

What’s included in the regulations

Schedule 1, required from 30th December 2022, is focused on providing enhanced cybersecurity to prevent data loss, tampering, and potential hacking. It will also ensure the chargers can be integrated with other systems, to support the wider future energy ecosystem. This includes updates in the following areas:

  1. Privacy
    The updates ensure that all data sent to and from the charger is encrypted and protected to safeguard user privacy and mitigate the risk from cyberattacks.

As well as secure password protection, the regulations also mean that users are able to easily control what data they share. While part of the new legal requirements, this has been a standard feature in all Indra smart chargers since start of sales in 2018.

  1. Security
    The charger must be designed, manufactured and configured to provide appropriate protection against the risk of harm to, or disruption of, the electricity system and the relevant charge point. In other words, the smart charger must protect against external tampering or deliberate damage and be configured to ensure that it cannot disrupt the electrical grid, for example, by overloading it.

Indra has also added some additional protection features such as identifying if the charger casing has been opened, as well as implementing a logging and reporting mechanism for such events.

Future-proof with Indra
Indra is committed to providing best-in-class hardware and software, as well as pushing the EV charging sector forward with its pioneering innovations. Smart PRO is a high quality and easy to use, with industry-leading reliability and smart charging features.

These include personal charging schedule, solar matching compatibility, a quick boost function, automatic software updates, house fuse protection and comes with a five-year warranty as standard. All this functionality is packaged in a minimalist, high quality design with unbeatable hardware reliability.