International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


Electric Vehicles

Electrical Vehicles

Standardization of electric vehicles is becoming an important issue. The need for clean energy and the support provided by smart-grids have led to new European policies that encourage the deployment of charging infrastructures for electrical vehicles. There has been recent work internationally concerning charger and connector standards, but this work is not complete. We need to make sure that international standards meet European needs.


Mid 2010, CEN and CENELEC established a Focus Group on European Electro-Mobility which produced in October 2011, as reply to European Commission Mandate M/468 (charging of electric vehicles), a report on 'Standardization for road vehicles and associated infrastructure' that represents the specific standardization requirements for European electro-mobility.


One of the main recommendations of the report was to establish a CEN-CENELEC eMobility Co-ordination Group with the aim to support coordination of standardization activities on Electro-Mobility.

Read more information on the CEN-CENELEC eMobility Co-ordination Group
in the CEN-CENELEC website dedicated page.