Bring your Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to worldwide markets with confidence

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The global race for a more sustainable future is underway and it is being driven by the collective efforts of governments, organizations, and individuals across the world — especially those in the automobile industry. Within the automobile sector, substantial strides are being taken in the development, manufacturing, and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations. Meanwhile, governments demonstrate their influence by introducing policies and incentives that create a supportive environment for the widespread adoption and purchase of EVs. Notably, in 2024, the global EVs market is anticipated to reach $623.3 billion USD, with a projected steady annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 9.82%, resulting in an estimated market size of $906.7 billion USD by 2028. i

However, with an increasing number of EVs on the road and the inherent need for reliable charging stations, navigating evolving electric vehicle charging standards to demonstrate compliance with applicable safety and performance requirements can be challenging. Nevertheless, it is a challenge that must be addressed to safeguard the quality and reliability of your EVs and EVSE products and gain access to key markets worldwide.

We can test and certify EVSE products in the following categories:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Grid Code Interconnection
  • Charging Interoperability
  • Functional Safety and EMC
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Metering
Empowering EV and EVSE Manufacturers

Our electric vehicle testing and certification services evolve with the industry, keeping pace with advances in technology to help guide you through the testing and certification process of markets around the world. Our extensive services are tailored to streamline your EVSE compliance testing and certification journey, providing the necessary services to help bring your products to global markets successfully.

  • Electrical Safety: We offer a variety of global safety certification services for both AC and DC charging stations, including high-power DCFC testing services, aligning with standards like UL 2202 / CSA C22.2 No. 346, UL 2594 / CSA C22.2 No. 280, UL 2231-1 / CSA C22.2 No. 281.1, and UL 2231-2 / CSA C22.2 No. 281.2. Our laboratories also conduct vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration testing to interoperability standards, covering UL 1741SB, IEEE 1547.1, CSA C22.3 No. 9, and more. Additionally, for products with battery energy storage, we provide testing and certification in line with standards like UL 1973, UL 9540, and UL 9540A.
  • Technical Information Service (TIS): We can help you prepare for certification through our TIS service, an extensive guidance and support program designed to assist you before you are ready to initiate a certification project. By evaluating products earlier in the design phase, this service helps you gain valuable insights into potential modifications required to meet regulatory requirements. We also offer training to educate you on the application of a standard, including a range of applicable EV charging safety standards, and how it is used.
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): We offer EMC testing to help determine whether your EV and EVSE-electronics can operate as intended without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances. With the latest EMC testing equipment, laboratories, and a team of EMC experts, our EMC testing services can help you comply with both local and international regulations, which may help you obtain applicable wireless EV charging system certification.
  • Environmental Simulation: A wide range of mechanical, thermal, and climate conditions can affect your equipment during transportation, storage, and operation. To help you better understand how these potential environmental factors might affect your products, we provide environmental simulation testing, which includes temperature, climate, corrosion, and ingress protection (IP).
  • Functional Safety: Functional Safety entails adequately reducing risks associated with both simple and complex systems, determining that they can perform their pre-defined safety functions as intended. EVSE systems are also equipped with electronic protection circuits comprising of microprocessors that utilize embedded software to perform safety-related functions, such as limiting over-voltage, over-current, and over-temperature hazards. We can deliver a variety of functional safety solutions, including efficient evaluation, certification, and technical guidance services.
  • Global Market Access: Streamline the certification process for global markets with our trusted expertise. Our Global Market Access team can help manufacturers navigate and comply with local, national, and international requirements, offering technical guidance and possessing the necessary accreditations to perform the required EV testing. We can also provide localized support with experienced multilingual experts.
CSA Group: A Global Leader in EV Component and EVSE Testing & Certification

As an organization with over a century of expertise in standards development and testing, inspection, and certification, we understand the challenges associated with testing and certifying EV components and EVSE products and can help you navigate essential EV charger regulations.

  • Over 10 Years of Global Experience in Alterative Energy Testing and Certification: We have years of experience working with photovoltaic products, batteries, energy storage systems, automotive and vehicle technology, and EVSE products. You can rely on us as your single-service provider to help you obtain EV charging station certification, eliminating the need for multiple vendors which can introduce complexities into the evaluation and certification process.
  • Testing and Certification Services Delivered by Industry Leading Professionals: Our experts can conduct extensive EV charging station testing, as well as evaluation of various components against relevant regional and international standards. Our global multilingual experts possess the technical knowledge required to provide you with efficient testing for EV chargers and components, inspection, and certification services, while overcoming challenges in language, time differences, and unforeseen costs and delays. This helps streamline your product’s compliance process with applicable requirements for accessing global markets.
  • Direct Access to Certifiers and Technical Experts: When you work with CSA Group, you will interact directly with the certifier and/or technician assigned to your project. This gives you direct access to a wealth of technical expertise in the standards that affect your business and helps your compliance testing run efficiently. As part of the testing and EV charger certification process, our experts work with you throughout the journey and help you understand where products may not have met required standards.
  • 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 referenced in the Canadian Electrical Code. These standards also align with other national and international codes addressing installation requirements. Furthermore, CSA Group is actively developing new wireless EV charging standards, including C22.2 No. 317 for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for EVs and CAN/CSAE61980-1 – Electric Vehicle Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Systems – Part 1: General Requirements.
CSA Group Accreditations

Within the industry, CSA Group is recognized and accredited by:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • The International Accreditation Services Inc.
  • The Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
EV Component and EVSE Testing & Certification

We can help confirm the safety and reliability of your EV components and EVSE products by evaluating them against the following standards and requirements:

Electrical Safety

  • CSA C22.2 No. 280 / UL 2594 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 281.1 / UL 2231-1 Standard for safety for personnel protection systems for electric vehicle (EV) supply circuits: General requirements
  • CSA C22.2 No. 281.2 / UL 2231-2 Standard for safety for personnel protection systems for electric vehicle (EV) supply circuits: Particular requirements for protection devices for use in charging systems
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 282 / UL 2251 Plugs, Receptacles, and Couplers for Electric Vehicles
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 317/ UL 2750 Outline of Investigation for Wireless Power Transfer Equipment for Electric Vehicles
  • CSA C22.2 No. 346 / UL 2202 DC Charging Equipment for Electric Vehicles
  • CSA C22.2 No. 348 / UL 9741 Electric Vehicle Power Export Equipment (EVPE)
  • CSA C22.2 No. 61980-1 Electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems – Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC 61851-1 Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC 61851-23 Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 23: DC electric vehicle supply equipment

Grid Code

  • CSA C22.3, No 9 Interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources and Electricity Supply Systems
  • IEEE 1547 Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces
  • IEEE 1547.1 Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
  • IEEE 2030.5 Smart Energy Profile Application Protocol
  • UL 1741 SA/SB Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use with Distributed Energy Resources
Functional Safety

  • CSA C22.2 No. 0.8 Safety functions incorporating electronic technology
  • IEC 61508 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems – Part 1: General requirements
  • UL 991 Tests for Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices
  • UL 1998 Software in Programmable Components

Energy Efficiency

  • PA Energy Star Program Requirements for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – AC
  • EPA Energy Star Program Requirements for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – DC

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

  • EN/IEC 61851-21-1:2017 Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 21-1: Electric vehicle on-board charger EMC requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC supply
  • EN/IEC 61851-21-2 Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 21-2: Electric vehicle requirements for conductive connection to an AC/DC supply – EMC requirements for off-board electric vehicle charging systems
  • EN/IEC 61851-22 Electrical equipment of electric road vehicles – Electric vehicles conductive charging system – Part 2-2: AC electric vehicle charging station
  • FCC Parts 15 and 18
  • ICES 001, ICESS 003, RSS-210, RSS-216, RSS-220, RSS-247, RSS-251 and RSS-310


  • EN 50470-1 Electricity metering equipment (a.c.) Part 1: General requirements, tests and test conditions – Metering equipment (class indexes A, B and C)
  • EN 50470-3 Electricity metering equipment particular requirements. Static meters for AC active energy (class indexes A, B and C) p
  • Measures and Verification Act (MessEG)
  • Measures and Verification Ordinance (MessEV)
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Rule Determination Committee (PTB – REA)
  • VDE-AR-E 2418-3-100 Electric mobility – Measuring systems for charging stations

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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.


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