Electric vehicle: infrastructure regulatory requirements
Foley, Aoife M.
Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.
Irish Transport Research Network
In 2009 the European Union (EU) Directive on Renewable Energy placed an obligation on each Member State to ensure that 10% of transport energy (excluding aviation and marine transport) come from renewable sources by 2020. The Irish Government intends to achieve part of this target by making sure that 10% of all vehicles in its transport fleet are powered by electricity by 2020. Stakeholder groups include but are not limited to policy makers, the public, regulatory bodies, participants in the electricity retail market, the transmission and distribution system grid operators, the automotive industry, private enterprise, civil engineers, electrical engineers, electricians, architects, builders, building owners, building developers, building managers, fleet managers and EV owners. Currently it appears both internationally and Nationally the automotive industry is focused on EV manufacture, governments and policy makers have highlighted the potential environmental and job creation opportunities while the electricity sector is preparing for an additional electrical load on the grid system. The focus of this paper is to produce an international EV roadmap. A review of current international best practice and guidelines under consideration or recommended is presented. An update on any EV infrastructure charging equipment standards is also provided. Finally the regulatory modifications to existing National legislation as well as additional infrastructure items which may need control via new regulations are identified.
Winning, I., Foley, A. M., Ó Gallachóir,B. P., 2010. Electric Vehicles: Infrastructure Regulatory Requirements. In: In: Ghosh, B., Murray, R. (eds), Irish Transport Research Network: Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN 2010). Dublin, Ireland 31 Aug - 1 Sep 2010. ITRN: Dublin