TSE Develops Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installation Requirements Standard

The comprehensive roadmap started to be implemented to build the charging infrastructure, which is critical for the development of electric vehicles, especially Turkey's Automobile. The "Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations - Installation and Safety Requirements" standard, which includes the technical criteria for the safe installation of electrical charging stations, was prepared by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE). Standard is including the electrical requirements for the installation of charging units and stations, the location of the units where they will be placed, the selection of the charging method, recommendations for the installation of the units, and marking requirements. Evaluating the standard, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank said, “The national standard electric vehicles prepared by TSE will bring some conveniences to the ecosystem. With the standard, it will be ensured that electric vehicle charging stations are installed in accordance with international requirements, safe for the user and effective for the manufacturers.

While TOGG proceeds in line with the planned schedule, the Ministry of Industry and Technology is making the necessary infrastructure preparations. When TOGG gets off the production line, work continues to ensure that the charging infrastructure is at a level that supports the use of electric vehicles throughout Turkey. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 2 million electric vehicles, especially TOGG, will be on the roads. It is stated that in parallel with the increasing use of electric vehicles, more than 250 thousand public charging points will be needed. In this regard, it is stated that the charging infrastructure will grow very rapidly along with electric vehicles in the coming years.

Technical Regulations are Implemented

In order to bring the charging ecosystem to the desired level in a short time, steps to be taken on important topics such as technical standards, legislative regulations and investment supports have started to be implemented. Last May, the "Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Systems - Basic Terms and Definitions" standard, which covers basic terms and definitions, was prepared by TSE in order to contribute to the formation of a common language for manufacturers, consumers and legislation makers related to electric vehicles and charging systems.

Contains Principles and Recommendations

TSE has published the "Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations - Installation and Safety Requirements" standard by taking one of the pioneering steps of technical studies to strengthen the electric vehicle charging ecosystem, especially in Turkey's Automobile. The standard include the design, installation, assembly, verification and safety requirements of electrical installations that enable charging systems to be connected to the grid. Guidelines such as charging methods and location selection are also included in the standard. The standard also includes requirements, principles and recommendations for where charging units will be placed.

It Will Contribute to the Development of the Ecosystem

Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, in his assessment of the Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations Installation and Safety Requirements standard, said, "The test processes of Turkey's Automobile are proceeding in line with the planned schedule. As the Ministry, we are also making the necessary infrastructure preparations. When TOGG comes off the production line, we continue to work at full speed to ensure that the charging infrastructure is at a level that supports the use of electric vehicles throughout Turkey. He mentioned that the standards prepared for this purpose will contribute to the rapid formation of an ecosystem for electric vehicles, as well as infrastructure and sub-industry.

It Will Provide Effective Installation

Stating that the national standards prepared by the TSE will bring some conveniences to the ecosystem, Minister Varank said, "First of all, by ensuring that all stakeholders in our country use the same language, it contributed to the formation of a common language in technical regulations. The minister mentioned that Now, with the Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations-Installation and Safety Requirements standard, it will be ensured that electric vehicle charging stations are installed in accordance with international standards, safe for users and effective for manufacturers.”

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