Public Consultation - EV Chargers for Residential Applications

Please be advised that Standards NZ have issued the above draft document for public consultation.

An outline of the content of this document is provided below.

To review and provide feedback, use this link. The consultation is open until 22 January 2021.

The residential charger PAS will be followed by a commercial application version early in 2021.


Public consultation: PAS 6011 EV Chargers for residential applications

The objective of this publically available specification (PAS) is to provide advice and information to New Zealand consumers on the charging of electric vehicles (EV’s) at residential premises.

These guidelines are designed to provide a clear and simple explanation of what consumers need to know about how to safely and cost-effectively charge an EV at their home.

If you are a New Zealand consumer thinking about purchasing an EV, or have already joined the fast-growing fleet of New Zealand EV owners, this guideline is for you. It highlights the important things to consider when charging your EV – like when and where is best to charge – and how to maximise the current and future benefits from your EV.

This guideline can also assist you to understand the different EV charging systems available in New Zealand, as well as future concepts such as ‘smart’ EV charging and how smart charging fits within the broader concept of demand flexibility.

This guideline can also help to inform decisions around other electricity-reliant items in your home (including generating devices like solar photovoltaic). It explains how the pieces of the home energy jigsaw fit together and how the choice of EV and charger you make today can complement and enhance a connected future.

The areas covered in the scope of this PAS are:
a) Factors to consider when thinking of purchasing an EV;
b) Electric vehicle technology overview;
c) Energy efficiency and 'smart' charging;
d) Risks and limitations of current technology;
e) Electric vehicle charger types;
f) Plug types and configurations;
g) Battery technology and charging rates;
h) Technical specification requirements and installation design considerations;
i) WorkSafe New Zealand electrical safety requirements;
j) Installation checklist;
k) Cyber security considerations.

The draft is available for public comment for a period of 4 weeks. All comments submitted during this period are reviewed by the technical advisory group before the publicly available specification is balloted on.

You can view or download the New Zealand draft publicly available specification on the Standards New Zealand website. The closing date for comments is 22 January 2021.

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