Electromobility: DIN coordinates standardization

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) mandates DIN to carry out standardization in the electromobility sector Joint press release of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and DIN, the German Institute for Standardization

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has mandated DIN, the German Institute for Standardization to coordinate standardization work in the electromobility sector. Mandated activities include drawing up a "standardization roadmap for e-mobility" and a study of the medium to long-term need for standardization in this area. The aim is to strengthen Germany's position by providing uniform technical rules at international level early on.

By issuing this mandate the Federal Ministry is implementing the German Federal Government's Standardization Policy Concept which was concluded in the Fall of 2009. One main objective of this concept is the increased use of standardization for the implementation and dissemination of innovations and research findings.

DIN's "Geschäftsstelle Elektromobilität" (Electromobility Office) will serve as a central contact point for all stakeholders in standardization in this field, helping them to network and keeping them up-to-date with information. The Office will also coordinate any activities that will be carried out in Germany, Europe and throughout the world. The primary target groups are those who have not been much involved in standardization work up to now, for instance those in research and development.

Information on numerous aspects of electromobility is available at www.elektromobilitaet.din.de (only in German), including an overview of relevant standards bodies and of current international standards projects. Contact the DIN Electromobility Office for more information.