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The new label, which comes into effect on March 20, aims to reduce doubts among drivers about whether or not a charging point is suitable for their electric car. We explain everything to you.
If you are already immersed in the world of the electric car or if you want to take the step and switch to electric mobility, you will discover that the world of electrification goes beyond the vehicle itself, involving the different charging points and types of cable.
Thus, to help the consumer understand the compatibility of the electric vehicle with the charging point, the European Union has launched a new labeling system for charging points that will enter into force on March 20, 2021.
We will tell you what exactly it consists of!
The new European labeling for electric vehicle charging points
This new labeling will be a visual tool with which the European Union It aims to reduce the uncertainty that the electric vehicle charging process still generates.
This responds to the provisions of Royal Decree 639/2016, in response to the European standard EN 17286: 2019, on measures for the implementation of infrastructure for alternative “fuels”.
In which electric vehicles will we find the European labels?
- In electric vehicles of new manufacture or that are registered as of March 20, 2021.
- Near the charging location of each electric vehicle and at each charging socket.
- On separate charging cables.
- In the owner’s manual or electronic manual for the vehicle.
- At electric vehicle charging stations (EV or PHEV), next to the electrical outlet or the storage location of the electric vehicle connector cable.
- At vehicle dealers for more information to the buyer.
What will the new labels for electric cars look like?
The new labeling consists of regular hexagons with a minimum of 30 mm in diameter, with a letter in the center. It will be a black hexagon with the white letter in cars or a white hexagon with the black letter in the charging stations.
The user must then simply match the label on their vehicle with the corresponding label on the charging station.
Below we show you the information prepared by ACEA, ACEM, ChargeUp Europe, CharIN and EURELECTRIC on the characteristics of the labels:
Where is the new labeling placed?
It will be placed on all passenger cars, vans, trucks, buses, coaches, mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and electric quadricycles, newly manufactured or registered as of March 20, 2021.
To make it visible, in the case of vehicles, it will be located inside the door frame, as is done with the tire pressure sticker. We will also find it in the owner’s manual or in the electronic manual of the vehicle.
As for the public charging point, this new sticker should appear on the two ends of the cable, both in the part where it is plugged into the vehicle, and where it is attached to the box or post.
Do they affect all electric vehicles regardless of their age?
No, the new labeling, according to European legislation requires that they only be used for new electric vehicles that are first marketed or registered as of March 20, 2021.
SP Solar bets on electric mobility
Undoubtedly, this new labeling for charging points and electric vehicles is a very interesting and useful step to help the electric vehicle user to understand more easily and quickly the compatibility of their vehicle with the charging point in order to refuel.
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