Electric vehicles ready to charge ahead – two new IEC Standards
Issue 33 – November 2011
The publication of two international electric vehicle (EV) charging Standards by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) lifts a major hurdle for the EV charging infrastructure, supporting the mass adoption of electric vehicles. The two Standards reflect a global consensus on the plugs and sockets that are needed to charge EVs. The Standards pull together the huge volume of research and development surrounding EV charging mechanisms from around the world, while addressing the diverse electricity infrastructure and regulations in different countries.
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 has reviewed the public comments received on the draft revised Standard, and the final version is being prepared for publication in early 2012.