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New GB standards relating to electromobility

19. March 2019

The period for comment on three new GB standards relating to electromobility has recently ended and the standards will soon be approved for publication by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. With that the standards will also receive their official names, which have not been determined yet.

The three areas that will be covered by these standards are safety requirements for batteries, electric buses and electric cars.

GB standards electromobility
With regard to batteries, the standard lays out safety requirements for several aspects. In order to fulfill these requirements, various testing procedures are detailed for example relating to over-charging, short-circuiting and overheating. Additionally, there are also different tests regarding external shocks like vibrations, a simulated collision or water immersion.

The standard for battery safety requirements, which is meant to upgrade the existing standards GB/T 31485-2015 and GB/T 31467.3-2015, will come into effect on July 1, 2020. Already certified products have to comply with the new standards by August 1, 2021.

The same timeline will also be used for the new standards for electric buses and electric cars.

Regarding electric buses, the safety requirements and their respective tests revolve around water- and dustproofing, fire protection, structural integrity and safety during the charging process.

The new standard for electric vehicles, which builds on the existing GB/T 18384-2015 standard, focuses on electric shock protection and waterproofing.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
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