Standards and directives

Various charging operation methods and different target market requirements mean that charging systems must achieve interoperability. This is all stipulated in the standards and directives for electromobility described below.

Plugs, socket outlets, Vehicle Connectors, Vehicle-Inlets — conductive charging of electric vehicles

  • Part 1: General requirements
  • Part 2: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for AC pin and contact-tube accessories
  • Part 3: Dimensional interchangeability requirements for DC pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers

Electric vehicle conductive charging system

  • Part 1: General requirements
  • Part 21-1: Electric vehicle onboard charger EMC requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC
  • Part 21-2: EMC requirements for OFF board electric vehicle charging systems (under preparation) supply
  • Part 22: AC electric vehicle charging station (in future merged with 61851-1)
  • Part 23: DC Electric vehicle charging station
  • Part 24: Control communication protocol between off-board DC charger and electric vehicle


Electrically propelled road vehicles – Connection to an external electric power supply – Safety requirements

In-Cable Control and Protection Device for mode 2 charging of electric road vehicles (IC-CPD)

ISO/IEC 15118 – Road vehicles – Vehicle to grid communication interface

  • Part 1: General information and use-case definition
  • Part 2 Technical protocol description and Open Systems Interconnections (OSI) layer requirements
  • Part 3: Physical layer and Data Link layer requirements


Low-voltage electrical installations

  • Part 7-722: Requirements for special installations or locations – Supply of electric vehicle


Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies

  • Part 7: Assemblies for specific applications such as marinas, camping sites, market squares, electric vehicles charging stations


SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler

Connection set of conductive charging for electric vehicles

  • Part 1: General requirements
  • Part 2: AC charging coupler
  • Part 3: DC charging coupler

Electric Vehicle Charging System

Software in Programmable Components

Safety of EV Charging System Equipment

Safety of Personnel Protection Systems for EV Supply Circuits

Safety of Plugs, Receptacles, and Couplers for EVs

Safety of EV Supply Equipment


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