Manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of commercial EV chargers now have access to practical advice about EV charging.

EECA and Standards New Zealand have completed consultation and published a new guideline (Publicly Available Specification) that will provide advice, information and guidance for commercial EV charging.

EECA’s Strategy GM Dr Marcos Pelenur says this work supports State sector moves to transition to electric vehicles where possible, as well as providing useful guidance to the private sector.

“About 40% of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from our energy use and switching to electric technology is one of this country’s best opportunities to reduce carbon emissions.”

Dr 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 – and gives detailed guidance on connectivity and communication protocols, he says.

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.”

Download and view the specification(external link)