EV charging station and infrastructure

Ensure the quality, safety and operability of your electric vehicle charging equipment

Ensure the quality, safety and operability of your electric vehicle charging equipment

What is EV charging infrastructure?

EV charging infrastructure refers to the charging facility and connectors required for the efficient operation of alternative energy vehicles and is the most important technology in enabling the success of electric mobility. A safe and seamless user experience is key to the end user’s overall acceptance and satisfaction within the EV ecosystem. This can only be achieved with a safe, reliable and convenient EV charging infrastructure.

Modern energy systems can supply the electricity for alternative energy vehicles, but this supply should be safe, practical, and consistent. Charging equipment is an almost permanent connection of vehicles with electricity grids, and therefore it is likely that in the future, this energy may even flow in both directions. 

Why are services for e-mobility charging solutions important?

Manufacturers of EV charging stations and connectors are developing equipment based on new technologies that require extensive testing and certificationEV charging station with a vehicle connected services according to relevant standards by independent third-party service provider like TÜV SÜDs. Our dedicated services offer several benefits:

  • Ensure your products meet international standards, as well as market and regulatory requirements for safety and quality
  • Improve your current product design based on relevant testing results and avoid costly rework
  • Achieve compliance with relevant requirements to enter new global electric vehicle markets
  • Ensure compatibility of your technology and products with local electricity supply

TÜV SÜD supports you in testing and certifying your EV charging infrastructure products

Working side by side with companies and local authorities worldwide, TÜV SÜD is laying the foundation for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We have decades of experience in testing and certifying conventional filling stations and now we are using this experience to help establish global electric vehicle industry safety standards.
Infrastructure with several charging stations for electric vehicles.
Our team of multidisciplinary experts leverages extensive expertise in automotive, infrastructure, battery and alternative energy concepts to help top industry players develop and test e-mobility technologies. Our experts provide a full range of services for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and systems, from site assessment and selection to the initial testing and certification of charging units, as well as on-site commissioning inspection after installation.

With our globally accredited laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025) we assist you in testing your products and overcoming existing challenges.

TÜV SÜD’s EV charging infrastructure services

High power DC charging provides energy almost instantaneously and enables long-distance travelling with an EV. When automotive meets the electricity grid, sound inter-sectoral knowledge on safety, communication technologies and regulations are required. TÜV SÜD provides testing and certification of EV charging infrastructure, including charging stations, connectors and electrical components for:

  • AC charging poles, stations and wall boxes
  • DC charging poles and stations (CHAdeMO and CCS)
  • In-cable control protective devices and on-board charger
  • Inductive wireless charging systems
  • Communication between grid and vehicle
  • Connectors and other components
  • Grid connection guidelines

We provide the following services for e-mobility charging solutions:

Advisory services

  • Site selection advisory for charging station operators of AC, DC or inductive charging. We study the local network conditions and issue network compatibility documents to public authorities after performing network simulations.
  • International compliance advisory for manufacturers of electrical charging units.
  • Advisory on vehicle and charging station interoperability.
  • Advice to government authorities and grid operators on the feedback effects of battery charging units on the local electricity grid. 

Testing and certification

Testing of the charging station and components in accordance with the most relevant global standards, including but not limited to:

Standard

Content

 Charging poles / stations / wallboxes

 IEC / EN 61851-1

 AC charging station

 IEC / EN 61851-1 and -23

 DC charging station

 GB / T 18487.1

 AC and DC charging stations

 UL 2594

 AC charging station

 UL 2202

 DC charging station

 UL 2231-1and -2

 Personnel protection systems for EV supply circuits

 EN 17186

 Identification of vehicles and infrastructures compatibility

 In-cable control protective devices & on-board charger

 IEC / EN 62752

 ICCPD

 UL 2594

 ICCPD

 EN 17186

 Identification of vehicles and infrastructures compatibility

 ISO 6469-3

 Electrical safety of EV

 ISO 17409

 Connection to an external electric power supply

 UL 2202

 On-board charging equipment

 Wireless charging

 IEC 61980-1 + IEC
 TS 61980-3

 Inductive wireless charging

 UL OOI 2750

 Outline of investigation for inductive charging systems

 SAE J 2594

 Wireless power transfer and alignment methodology

 GB / T 38775 series
 of standards

 Wireless charging system requirements

 Communication

 

 DIN SPEC 70121

 Digital communication for DC charging stations

 ISO 15118 series of
 standards

 Vehicle to grid communication interface

 OCPP 1.5 / 1.6 / 2.0

 Open charge point protocol

 GB / T 27930

 Digital communication for DC charging stations

 Connectors and other components (examples)

 IEC / EN 62196 series of standards

 Charging couplers

 SAE J 1772

 Charging couplers

 UL 2251

 Charging couplers

 GB / T 20234 series
 of standards

 Charging couplers

 IEC 62955

 RDC-DD for Mode 3 chargers

 IEC / EN 62477-1

 Power electronic converter systems

 Grid connection guidelines

 EN 50549-1 and -2

 European grid code standard

 VDE-AR-N 4100,
 4105 and 4110

 Grid connection guidelines for Germany

 CEI 0-16 and 0-21

 Grid connection guidelines for Italy

- Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU
- Machinery Directive (MD) 2006/42/EU
- Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU
- RoHS 2011/65/EC
- WEEE 2012/19/EC

  • Periodic inspections of the EV charging station infrastructure

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