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Fast and Ultra-Fast Charging for Battery Electric Vehicles – A Review
The European Standardization System and the International Electrotechnical Commission standardization system are two distinct systems that serve different geographical areas and have different scopes, although they share some similarities. Here are some key differences between the two systems:
On the other hand, the IEC standardization system has a global scope and develops standards for electrotechnical and electronic technologies that are used worldwide. The IEC is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland, and its standards are adopted by countries around the world, including Europe.
The IEC standardization process involves the development of International Standards (ISs) and other types of publications, such as Technical Reports (TRs) and Technical Specifications (TSs). The IEC standards are developed by technical committees consisting of experts from IEC member countries, including industry representatives, academics, and other stakeholders.
The IEC standardization system focuses specifically on electrotechnical and electronic technologies, including areas such as electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, electrical and electronic equipment, renewable energy, smart grids, and communication systems, among others.
IEC International Standards (ISs), on the other hand, are voluntary standards that are not legally binding. However, they are widely recognized and adopted by many countries as best practices and are often referenced in national regulations and procurement requirements.
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We track best practice concepts evolving in International Electrotechnical Commission committee (IEC TC 125 Personal e-Transporters) now setting the standard of care for a transport technology with a growing presence on college and university campuses. Students and faculty use PeTs to hasten movement between classes; maintenance staff uses them for exterior maintenance and landscaping. They are used by the general public on or within campus perimeters; particularly large research universities.
From the IEC TC 125 committee scope statement:
Standardization for use on the road or in the public space of electrically powered transport devices (i.e. no human (propulsion) power input) and where the speed control and/or the steering control is electrical/electronic.
This means, standardization in the field of personal e-Transporters, including :
Exclusions : Standardization of electrical bicycles, motorbikes, mopeds and cars are excluded from the scope because they are handled by other technical committees administered from Geneva:
– IEC TC 69
– ISO TC 149
– ISO TC 22
Standardization of PeTs for home use are excluded because they are handled by IEC TC 59 and TC 61
Much like PetTs technology itself, the TC 125 committee is relatively new; its founding document linked below:
Belgium is the Secretariat with 24 national committees on the project at the moment (CLICK HERE for TC 125 Membership). Stakeholders in the United States should contact ANSI’s US National Committee to the IEC (CLICK HERE)
We are on the receiving end of questions about best practice, standardization and regulatory solutions for this technology. We refer them to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee which meets 4 times monthly in European and American time zones and collaborates with the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. We also set aside an hour per month to review the status of best practice literature for campus Mobility. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.
Category: Mobility, Electrical, Global
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey
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