Certification for EV infrastructure components.

Renewable energy vehicles will connect consumers to a new power infrastructure that empowers them to take control of their energy costs and their environmental footprint. By 2050, widespread adoption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles yearly by more than 450 million metric tons, the equivalent of removing 82.5 million vehicles from the road. Source.

UL customers can help fuel this change by developing EV infrastructure components that meet emerging standards for safety and accuracy, along with interoperability with existing smart grid technologies.

EV charging systems require safe installations and safe integration with systems to help protect users and data and to help prevent electrical fires, short-outs, power surges and power leakages. UL works directly with EV original equipment manufacturers and companies throughout the EV supply chain to test grid connection equipment.

UL currently offers certification for EV infrastructure components, including:

  • Standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment for level 1 and 2 (fast chargers) – UL 2202 and CSA-C22.2 No. 107.1-01*
  • Standard for Safety of Plugs, Receptacles and Couplers for Electric Vehicles – UL 2251 and CSA C22.2 No. 282*
  • Standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – UL 2594 and CSA C22.2 No. 280*
  • Outline of Investigation for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging – UL Subject 2750
  • Standard for Safety of Flexible Cords and Cables – UL 62 and CSA C22.2 No. 49-14*
  • Standard for Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles – UL 2580 and CAN/ULC-S2580-13*
  • Standard for Safety for Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General Requirements – UL 2231-1 and CSA C22.2 No. 281-1*
  • Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems – UL 2231-2 and CSA C22.2 No. 281.2*
  • Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 1: General requirements – IEC/EN 61851-1
  • Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 22: AC electric vehicle charging station – IEC/EN 61851-22
  • Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station – IEC/EN 61851-23
  • Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 1: General requirements – IEC/EN 62196-1
  • Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 2: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for a.c. pin and contact-tube accessories – IEC/EN 62196-2
  • Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 3: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for d.c. and a.c./d.c. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers – IEC/EN 62196-3

* Indicates harmonized standards

Compliance With Next-Generation Standards
EVs are an emerging market. E-Mobility manufacturers must monitor the landscape carefully to stay abreast of technical developments and the changing regulatory environment.

UL has tested and certified EV technologies for more than 20 years, and continues to help update and develop new standards as the market evolves. UL has the knowledge and experience to help our customers further differentiate their products by testing and certifying next-generation components for compliance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC).

Our customers leverage our experience and understanding of the demands of the global market to make the right decisions throughout their product development processes.