NTCAS: NTCAS Announces Implementation of New GB Standards for Electric Vehicles25. June 2015
According to a recent statement on their website, the National Technical Committee of Auto Standardization (NTCAS) will establish a series of new GB Standards in regards to product safety of electric vehicles. The official announcement ceremony for the implementation of these GB Standards is scheduled for July 22, 2015 and will take place in the city of Harbin. Meanwhile, the official test institutes, research institutions and affected manufacturers have the opportunity to prepare for the new requirements prior to the official announcement.
The new GB standards for electric vehicles are as follows:
• GB / T 18384.1-2015 “Electric vehicles – Safety Requirements – Part 1: Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems for Motor Vehicles (REESS)”
• GB / T 18384.2-2015 “Electric vehicles – Safety Requirements – Part 2: Safety and Quality Assurance”
• GB / T 18384.3-2015 “Electric vehicles – Safety Requirements – Part 3: Protection Against Electric Shock”
• GB / T 31498-2015 “Safety Requirements in Case of Accidents for Electric Cars”
• GB / T 31466-2015 “The Voltage Level at High Pressure Systems for Electric Vehicles”
The announcement of these new GB standards by NTCAS underlines the growing importance of e-mobility in China. A proactive approach in implementing the new requirements described in the GB standards and obtaining the necessary CCC china certification early will be advantageous for suppliers who plan to join new electric vehicle projects in China.
Just recently the Chinese certification authority CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, in Chinese: 中国 质量 认证 中心) published standards and regulations for batteries and battery systems of electric and hybrid vehicles (including road vehicles and ATV’s). They are offering a voluntary certifications, which will ensure compliance with Chinese standards and regulations regarding quality, safety and environment. This voluntary certification is called a CQC Mark certification. Manufacturers who choose to get the CQC Mark certification will minimize their chances of having problems at customs, and will have an advantage if CCC becomes mandatory in the future.
On their official website CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, in Chinese: 中国 质量 认证 中心) regularly publish new announcements about products that require CCC certification as well as products that can be certified with a Voluntary CQC Mark Certification. You can find more information about the Voluntary CQC Mark Certification here.
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