Cybersecurity Forgotten in Rush to Rollout Electric Cars?

Pike Research report looks at question of securing electric cars against cyber attack.

Published: 24-Jan-2011

Cybersecurity remains an unsolved issue for the electric vehicle (EV) industry, particularly regarding the recharging infrastructure that is being put in place to serve consumer use of these vehicles, concludes a recent report from Pike Research.

The report finds that a paltry $432 million is being invested in EV cybersecurity over the next five years, compared to the billions of dollars that have been invested in EV development and production.

The analysis finds that the largest segment for EV cybersecurity investment will be in smart charging management, which will see $274 million in worldwide investment between 2011 and 2015. Other key market segments include data analytics and customer information management.



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