I recently installed a Pod Point home charging station, and at the end of the process I was asked to connect the Pod Point charger to my home wifi network. As a security practioner, I couldn't help but wonder what the security implications would be. Pod Point reassured me that no personal data would be passed across the network but what worried me is that the charging point is open to be hacked via its onboard wifi access point. 

As I searched Google for more information, the only security related information I could find dates back to 2013. Since then more than 15 times as many electric vehicles have been sold, however are the charging point companies taking cyber security seriously? With more than 1 million charging points predicted to be required by 2020, this should be on their agenda.