UL continues to revise and update standards related to electric vehicles, keeping pace with the many changes in technology, and paving the way for safe automotive travel. The major UL electric vehicle standards activities range from plugs and receptacles to personnel protection systems.

Read below an overview of the standards and any recent updates:

  • UL2202 – Electric Vehicle Charging System Equipment – The 2nd edition was published October 2, 2009.
  • UL 2251, Plugs, Receptacles and Couplers for Electric Vehicles – The 3rd edition was published February 22, 2013 as a Trinational Standard with ANCE and CSA.  Work is just beginning on the next ballot cycle.
  • UL 2231-1, Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General Requirements – The 2nd edition was published September 7, 2012 as a Trinational Standard with ANCE and CSA.  There are currently four proposals that the industry is considering for this standard.
  • UL 2231-2, Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems – The 2nd edition was published September 7, 2012 as a Trinational Standard with ANCE and CSA.  There are currently fifteen proposals that the industry is considering for this standard.
  • UL 2594, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – The 1st edition was published February 22, 2013 as a Trinational Standard with ANCE and CSA.  There are currently twenty-four proposals that are out to the industry for comment and ballot with a due date of October 12, 2015.
  • UL 2580, Batteries for Use in Electrical Vehicles – The joint UL/ULC Standard for Batteries for Use In Electric Vehicles, UL 2580/ULC-S2580, was published on December 16, 2013.  There are currently three proposals that the industry is considering for this standard.
  • UL 2271, Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications – The joint UL/ULC Standard for Batteries for Use In Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications, UL 2271/ULC-S2271, was published on December 11, 2013. There is currently one proposal that the industry is considering for this standard.

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For further information on standards contact Patricia Sena.