The evaluation of conformity of electric
products has for years now been a warranty element in the market. Certifying Bodies
work in a consolidated way and are acknowledged by national and international
The arrival of new products in the market, in
particular those for which wide diffusion and usability by the public is
expected, requires that the certifying bodies not only guarantee norms and
regulations, but also acknowledge all innovative and evolutive aspects.
Recharging stations for electric vehicles are a
good example: reference norms have been around since the '90s, but are rapidly
evolving together with technological innovations and with the diffusion of
electric traction in vehicles.
Today the reference standard for recharging
stations for electric vehicles is IEC 61851-1, from December 2011, which
contains substantial performance requirements.
In the context of recharging stations for
electric vehicles, CESI has been providing testing and certification services
since 2004, working both as Test Laboratory and as Certifying Body, having
obtained the insertion of these components in its own accreditation.
In this context, the first Enel stations in
Italy have been certified for public use and for private access areas, and
additional certification operations are currently being performed for the new
generation of Enel recharging stations.