Standards Australia introduces draft on electric vehicle standards

Standards Australia – a non-government organisation charged by the Commonwealth Government to meet Australia's need for contemporary, internationally aligned standards – has announced nine daft standards relating to vocabulary, occupant safety and recharging infrastructure in the electric vehicle industry.

“These standards are absolutely fundamental to the development of the electric vehicle industry in Australia,” said Standards Australia General Manager of Operations, Adrian O’Connell.

Standards Australia first initiated a consultation process with the electric vehicle industry in 2011. As a result, the organisation's technical committee prioritised standards development.

The draft standards are direct text adoptions of standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission and the International Organization for Standardization.

“These standards are the product of a concerted effort by Standards Australia and its stakeholders to ensure that electric vehicles in Australia benefit from international best practice,” said O’Connell. “These standards break new ground for an industry which is still, in this country at least, very much in its infancy.”

Further details of the nine draft Australian Standards are available on the Australian Standards website.

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