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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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A System-based View of the Standards and Certification Landscape for Electric Vehicles

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(2), 564-575;
Published: 24 June 2016
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This paper provides an overview of the Standards applicable to electric vehicles at the vehicle and system level, including the EVSE, plugs and connectors, and battery pack. Several relevant standard documents are listed, as well as areas of emerging technology for each system. The standards development process is discussed briefly to provide insight into where stakeholders can get involved in the process. General certification requirements for each system are reviewed.
Keywords: EV; standardization; RCS; EVSE; battery EV; standardization; RCS; EVSE; battery
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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Green, J.M.; Hartman, B.; Glowacki, P.F. A System-based View of the Standards and Certification Landscape for Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 564-575.

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