IEC releases final draft Standards for electric vehicle charging
Issue 32 – October 2011
The latest set of IEC International Standards for electric vehicles (EVs) is nearing completion with the circulation of two final draft Standards, IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2. These define the plugs and sockets for charging EVs and are outlined below.
STANDARD IN DEVELOPMENT
Transport of dangerous goods on land
Committee: P5433 A1
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: Early 2012
Comments: NZS 5433:2007 provides manufacturers, distributors, and transporters of dangerous goods with information such as packing instructions, labeling, segregation, and other requirements to ensure the safe transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. Work is underway to update the Standard with the latest changes published by the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNRTDG), and changes introduced under the Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 (amended in 2010) and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. A committee of technical experts will review the public comments received on the draft, and decide on any final changes before the revised Standard is prepared for publication in early 2012.