The details of the two standards about electric vehicle charging units and stations, announced by Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, have been revealed.
In the “Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations-Installation and Safety Requirements Standard” prepared by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), the electrical requirements for the installation of charging units and stations, the location of the units to be placed, the selection of the charging method, the recommendations for the installation of the units and the marking requirements are included.
According to the statement made by the Ministry, while Turkey’s Automobile proceeds in line with the planned schedule, the Ministry is also making the necessary infrastructure preparations.
When TOGG comes off the production line, work continues to ensure that the charging infrastructure supports the use of electric vehicles throughout Turkey. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 2 million electric vehicles, especially TOGG, will be on the roads. It is stated that in parallel with the increasing use of electric vehicles, more than 250 thousand public charging points will be needed. Thus, the charging infrastructure is expected to grow very rapidly along with electric vehicles in the coming years.
In this context, steps to be taken on important topics such as technical standards, legislative regulations and investment supports have started to be implemented in order to bring the charging ecosystem to the desired level in a short time.
The details of the standard, which was stated by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, as “We have published 2 important standards about electric vehicle charging units and stations” in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) Plan and Budget Committee, have been created.
PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INCLUDED
The “Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations-Installation and Safety Requirements” standard, which includes the technical criteria for the safe installation of electric charging stations, was prepared by TSE. The standard includes the electrical requirements for the installation of charging units and stations, the location of the units where they will be placed, the selection of the charging method, recommendations for the installation of the units, and marking requirements.
The standard covers the design, installation, assembly, verification and safety requirements of electrical installations that enable charging systems to be connected to the grid. Guidelines such as charging methods and location selection are also included in the standard. The standard also includes requirements, principles and recommendations regarding the places where charging units will be placed.
In May, the “Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Systems-Basic Terms and Definitions” standard, which covers basic terms and definitions, was prepared by TSE in order to contribute to the formation of a common language for manufacturers, consumers and legislation makers related to electric vehicles and charging systems.
“WE ARE MAKING THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE PREPARATIONS”
Minister Varank, in his assessment on the subject, “Turkey’s Automobile testing processes are progressing in line with the planned schedule. As the Ministry, we are also making the necessary infrastructure preparations. When TOGG comes off the production line, our efforts to ensure that the charging infrastructure is at a level that supports the use of electric vehicles throughout Turkey is final. The pace continues. The standards prepared for this purpose will contribute to the rapid formation of an ecosystem for electric vehicles, as well as the infrastructure and sub-industry.”
Stating that the national standards prepared by TSE will bring some conveniences to the ecosystem, Varank said, “First of all, by ensuring that all stakeholders in our country use the same language, they contributed to the formation of a common language in technical regulations. Now, with the Standard for Electric Vehicle Charging Units and Stations-Installation and Safety Requirements, the international standards of electric vehicle charging stations It will be ensured that it is installed in accordance with the standards, safe for the user and effective for the manufacturers.”