(1) Reasons for Proposal
In response to the growing need for infrastructure to promote the dissemination of electric vehicles in accordance with government policies, electric vehicle chargers have been increasingly installed across the nation since March 2016, raising commercial issues concerning charging electric power.
- Around 22,000 electric vehicle chargers (20,200 standard chargers and 1,800 fast chargers) have been supplied as of 2017, with most units being used for commercial transactions.
- Korea Electric Power Corporation charges rates per kWh based on a newly established charging rate schedule for electric vehicle charging power.
- Approximately 70% of the Korean population live in multi-family housing, where mobile chargers are mainly used for commercial transactions because it is hard to install a charger in such type of housing.
* Fixed chargers are internally fitted with a type-approved electric meter. However, mobile chargers only have a measuring function as their small size makes it difficult to be equipped with an electric meter.
Increasing numbers of electric vehicle chargers are expected to be installed in accordance with government policies.
Accrordingly, it is necessary to designate electric vehicle chargers as statutory measuring instruments and manage them through type approval and testing to ensure the reliability of electric power transactios via electric vehicle chargers.
This enactment aims to prescribe technical standards concerning the type approval, testing, etc., of electric vehicle chargers as the Enfrocement Decree and Enforcement Rule of the Measures Act (under pre-announcement; since May 2018) has been partially amended to designate electric vehicle chargers as statutory measuring instruments.
(2) Major provisions
Prescribe provisions concerning the structure/measuring performance of electric vehicle chargers, electromagnetic compatibility (susceptibility, interference) performance, type approval, standards for processing changes, testing and re-testing standards, etc.