DIN coordinates standardization activities on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

The electromobility sector is going through profound technological change. To ensure that work in the various branches of this sector – energy storage, vehicle technology, network integration – leads to models which are successful at the global level, there must be wide acceptance among industry and society of the introduction of new technologies and concepts. Technological progress, the results of research & development, and numerous field tests are all necessary for growth in this area. Uniform standards and specifications - for instance defining standardized charging stations, or uniform, consumer-friendly billing systems - are also needed so that alternative drive vehicles can be used across borders. Standards will also help ensure vehicle safety and data protection.

The development of standards and specifications that apply throughout Europe and the world requires careful coordination. Key topics need to be dealt with early on in a holistic manner, avoiding any duplication of work, and it is essential that research findings are incorporated in this work with the involvement of all stakeholders. This comprises an ongoing dialogue with partners worldwide, such as realized, for example, by the setting up in mid 2011 of a Sino-German Electromobilty Sub-working Group designed to facilitate communication between technical experts.

As a central, neutral contact point for all aspects of electromobility standardization, the Electromobility Office at DIN will ensure just that. The Office will help support and structure the entire process, with the aim of introducing technical standardization within the international context at an early stage, thus sustainably strengthening the German economy.

Mario Beier

Electromobility Office at DIN
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstr. 6 
10787 Berlin
Tel:  +49 30 2601-2194
Fax: +49 30 2601-42194

Standardization-Roadmap Electromobility (2.8 MB)
Benchmark Paper Standardization Roadmap (893.8 KB)