EECA and Standards New Zealand are consulting on a new guideline that will provide advice, information and guidance to manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of commercial EV chargers.

EECA has commissioned Standards New Zealand to develop a voluntary guideline (Publicly Available Specification) for commercial electric vehicle charging as part of its work to support the shift away from fossil fuels in the transport sector.

Strategy GM Dr Marcos Pelenur says the specification will give practical advice and guidance on suitable EV chargers for use in a commercial setting, including cable connections, charging procedures, and best practice.

‘It includes all potential commercial applications such as carparks, apartment buildings as well as standalone publicly available chargers.’

Dr Pelenur says the specification also gives detailed guidance on efficiency and connectivity/communication requirements.

Standards New Zealand Senior Project Manager, Chris Forsman, says they are pleased to support EECA in its drive towards emerging technologies.

‘The development of Publicly Available Specifications is a highly effective tool for leading government agencies, such as EECA, which is involved in markets where there is rapidly evolving technology. Guidelines are designed to help consumers make better informed decisions by removing obstacles to the successful uptake of innovative technologies.’

Other specifications commissioned by EECA include biomass boilers, high temperature heat pumps and EV chargers for residential settings.

The Specification for commercial electric vehicle chargers will be open for public comment until 31 March 2021.

Read the Specification(external link)