Since March 20th 2021, in the European Union it has come into force the obligation of applying the labels conforming to the standard defined in the EN 17186:2019 regulation on new electric vehicles that can be charged by grid and by all charge stations.
This to comply with the art. 7 of DAFI Directive for the typologies of vehicles concerned by the regulation: mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles and buses.
On vehicles, labels will be applied close to the fixed connector of the vehicle and on the mobile connector for the recharge (also in case of removable charge cables), as well as in the use and maintenance manual.
In the most recent models, they will be also placed in the electronic manual included in the vehicle’s infotainment system.
Concerning charge stations, labels will be put either next to the current socket or in the compartment housing the connector for the vehicle charge. Labels will be present, for information, also at vehicle dealers’.
The application of labels is in force in all 27 member States of the EU, in the Countries of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway), but also in Serbia, Macedonia, Switzerland and Turkey.
Labels will be put also on the new vehicles produced in EU and intended for the British market, irrespective of this Country’s decisions about the application of EU regulations after Brexit.