Decision taken to reform the technical panel for “electric vehicle chargers” – ARAB TIMES

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“A list is to be published regarding international specifications for electric cars”

KUWAIT CITY, August 7: Trade and Industry Minister Fahd Mutlaq Al-Shariaan has issued a decision to reform the Technical Committee for Infrastructure Equipment for Electric Vehicle Chargers (EVC), emanating from the Public authority for the industry, reports Al-Qabas Daily.

FILE – This Oct. 17, 2018 file photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station in a parking lot in Los Angeles. The country and the world will need thousands more drivers to accept vehicles powered solely by batteries. But automakers and charging companies are struggling to boost numbers now, as they invest before demand arrives. With more than 40 all-electric vehicles on the market in the U.S. or coming in the next three years, however, auto and charging company executives say demand is on the rise. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

In this regard, the Minister said that a list must be published determining the international specifications for electric cars and the types of sockets that must be respected; set the minimum technical requirements to be met in the security systems of electric vehicle charging stations; develop a roadmap for electrical charger locations and set technical requirements for installing chargers in homes.

The objectives of the committee are to set unified requirements and conditions for the State of Kuwait, especially in electric vehicle infrastructure; set a timeline for completion of requirements and commencement of enforcement of requirements and allocate and define the functions of the relevant government agencies.

The committee is chaired by the Public Authority for Industry and has among its members representatives of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait Municipality, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Public Works, Automobile Agents Union, Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport; the Public Environment Authority, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the General Directorate of Firefighters, the Ministry of Interior and the General Administration of Customs.

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