Electric vehicle charging infrastructure testing and certification

TR 25: 2016 - Lab accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)

TR 25: 2016 - Lab accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles can only be achieved when there is safe, reliable and convenient charging infrastructure in place. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure and connectors are developed based on new technologies that require extensive testing and certification to relevant standards by an independent party. Beyond determining safety and quality, testing helps manufacturers improve on existing designs.

What is Electric vehicle charging infrastructure testing and certification?

TÜV SÜD test for electrical, environmental (including EMC) and functional safety, providing the results of each test so that any issues can be addressed efficiently. Upon completion of all tests, you will receive a comprehensive technical report and, if all test criteria are met, we award certification to the product.

TR25:2016 – the national electric vehicle (EV) charging standard guides the safety requirements of EV charging systems and infrastructure across Singapore. The EV charging infrastructure in Singapore includes the Type 2 AC and Combo-2 DC charging systems under the National Public Charging Standards (NPCS). The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) – the co-chairs of the Electro-mobility Singapore (EMS) taskforce – are the governing authorities for these standards.

As a part of Singapore Green Plan 2030, the Government has announced its commitment to create a sustainable transportation system throughout the country with the help of a comprehensive EV Roadmap. To support these efforts, LTA and EMA has included CHAdeMO – a fast charging method for EV batteries – as Optional Public Charging Standards (OPCS) in March 2020. This inclusion will facilitate the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, offering a wider range of public EV charging options to the users, and to promote broader adoption of electric vehicles across Singapore.

These standards – the TR25:2016, the NPCS, and the OPCS – are in place to promote EV adoption in Singapore and ensure the safety, reliability, and convenience of EV charging infrastructure in Singapore.

TÜV SÜD provides testing and certification of charging infrastructure, including charging stations, connectors and electrical components for:

  • AC charging poles and wall boxes
  • DC charging stations (CHAdeMO and CCS)
  • Inductive charging systems


With our globally accredited laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025), TÜV SÜD provides you with a comprehensive range of testing and certification solutions for your e-Mobility charging infrastructure needs.

We provide tests to safety and quality standards including but not limited to TR 25:2016, IEC 61851‐1, IEC 61851‐21‐2, IEC 61851-23, IEC 62196‐1, IEC 62196‐2, IEC 62196-3.


  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Testing
    • Testing of electrical safety
      • Our electrical testing services will help you to demonstrate that your product functions according to electrical safety regulations and standards.
    • EMC testing
      • We provide a comprehensive range of tests to ensure your product’s electromagnetic compatibility.
    • Environmental testing
      • We can conduct environmental tests that demonstrate your product’s quality as well as its ability to work in different and extreme conditions.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Certification

    With our extensive accreditations for e-Mobility and electric vehicle, we are able to provide the CB Scheme Certification and TÜV SÜD mark according to IEC 61851. We also provide CE Declarations of Conformity to the following directives:

    • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC
    • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC
    • Machinery Directive (MD) 2006/42/EC
    • Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC
    • Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EC
    • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2012/19/EC


In addition to EV charger testing and certification, our e-Mobility experts are able to help you utilise reliable testing data that can be used to make further design improvements to your products.


Testing and certification carried out by a respected third party organisation enables manufacturers to ensure that their products meet international standards as well as market and regulatory requirements for safety and quality. The testing and certification is also an indicator to consumers the quality and safety of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure, inspiring confidence in consumers toward tested products. 


TÜV SÜD is recognised as a global leader in e-Mobility and electric vehicles. Our team of multidisciplinary experts leverages extensive experience in the areas of automotive, infrastructure, battery and alternative energy concepts to help top industry players develop and test electric vehicle technologies. We offer a worldwide network of state-of-the-art accredited laboratories to assist you in testing your products and overcoming challenges.


  • Save time and money - by leveraging on an international laboratory network that can conduct testing in several countries at the same time and issue global certifications.
  • Access a one-stop solution - with a single point of contact for a complete range of testing and certification services that extend throughout the value chain, from component to final product.
  • Minimise risk - by making use of an independent testing partner to ensure compliance to statutory and regulatory requirements.

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