Calibration laws are legal frameworks adopted by countries around the world to ensure public EV charging stations provide accurate and transparent information to drivers, letting them clearly see what they’ve been charged for. They also require charging station manufacturers to undergo a certification process to guarantee that their hardware and software are properly calibrated.
Over the last few years, DC fast charging infrastructure has grown at record speeds (and it’s only expected to grow further in the coming years). If your business is looking to invest in fast EV charging infrastructure it is essential to be aware of new and upcoming calibration laws.
While there is –currently– no specific calibration law in the UK, there are industry-specific regulations and entities to promote accurate calibration practices, which we'll cover in this article.
While calibration laws cover both AC and DC chargers, the measurement aspect is much more challenging to implement for DC chargers due to their higher power outputs and lack of accurate off-the-shelf measurement devices.
This article aims to tell you everything you need to know today so you are better informed to make a future-proof investment.
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