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Electric Vehicle Charging & Components

Overview

Take your electric vehicle charging components to new markets all over the world

Did You Know?

  • Tesla will soon have substantial competition in the high-end EV market—manufacturers like Mercedes, Audi, and Jaguar are developing their own models for availability in the U.S. and beyond. 
  • General Motors, America’s largest automaker, has announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023. And by 2020, Ford plans to produce an electric car that can go 300 miles before needing to recharge.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more than just popular with consumers — they’re starting to play a key role in meeting climate change goals through integration with renewable energy and smart grid systems. That means the future for EVs, as well as for their charging components, is tremendously bright.

But to get your vehicle charging components to the market you’re targeting, you’ll need them to meet safety, performance, and compliance requirements, all of which can vary across different countries, regions, and industries. The process is complex and can feel overwhelming. That’s where CSA Group can help.

We offer comprehensive testing and certification solutions of EV charging stations and components. These include commercial and residential charging stations, batteries, cables, plugs, onboard chargers, AC supply equipment, and DC fast chargers. We also perform EMC testing, and Certification for Global Markets, as well as have SCC and OSHA accreditations.

Top reasons to trust CSA Group to conduct your charging component testing, inspection, and certification services:
  • Fast service and turnaround: At CSA Group, we’ll help you get your vehicles and components to market quickly with efficient and dependable services
  • Attention and availability: Testing and certification can be as complex as electric vehicles themselves, but we guide you through the process, addressing all your questions and concerns
  • Industry credibility: The CSA Group mark symbolizes quality and many EV buyers recognize it as an independent confirmation of safety, quality, and performance
  • Expert standards development: We have developed installation requirements such as CSA C22.2 No. 280 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 282 for electric vehicle charging components that are referenced in the Canadian Electrical Code, as well as other national and international standards and codes that address installation requirements
  • Extensive testing: We proficiently test EV charging stations and a broad range of components against the applicable standards in the Canadian Electrical Code and the National Electrical Code (U.S.)

Additionally, CSA Group has several new standards under development: C22.2 No. 317 – Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for EVs and CAN/CSAE61980-1 – Electric Vehicle Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Systems – Part 1: General Requirements.

Products Certified

We can help confirm the quality, safety, and reliability of a range of electric vehicle charging components

CSA Group conducts testing and certification to help ensure compliance for solutions you’ll need to take your products to international markets confidently.

E-Mobility

Ensure your batteries for use in Electric Vehicle (EV) and Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) applications are evaluated to UL 2580 and UL 2271 to help ensure conformity with regulations and requirements, helping to remove barriers to your target markets.

Commercial and Residential Charging Stations

When buyers in new markets are considering your commercial or residential charging station, make sure they see the CSA Group logo, known internationally for quality and credibility.

Cables and Plugs

Test your cables and plugs for strength, safety, and reliability with the help of a team with decades of in-depth industry experience.

On-Board Chargers

We test your highly technical components, like onboard chargers, in a way that streamlines and simplifies the process, addressing your unique needs every step of the way.

AC Supply Equipment

We have the expertise, knowledge, and understanding to create customized solutions for your AC supply equipment.

DC Fast Chargers

CSA Group can help test and certify DC fast chargers swiftly and efficiently, enabling you to access new international markets promptly.

Shop Standards

Get the right standards solutions for your electric vehicle charging components

CSA Group has developed installation requirements for electric vehicle charging components that are referenced in the Canadian Electrical Code, as well as other national and international standards and codes that address installation requirements.

Services

Get your products tested, inspected, and certified for compliance and global market access

Testing

Transform your innovations into quality products that meet critical requirements with our expert testing services.

Certification

Quickly launch new products, and boost customer confidence in North America and beyond with the trusted CSA Group mark.

Marks & Labels

Get the marks you need to access and enter your target market in North America with confidence.

Value-Added Services

Save time and gain efficiencies with access to our customer portal, certified products listings, and more.

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