Belarus: Electric Transport Development Program has been adopted
On the basis of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of April 9, 2021, the Comprehensive Electric Transport Development Program for the period 2021–2025 was adopted. The document was created in order to stimulate economic growth in this innovative area - the production of electric vehicles that are becoming more and more popular, as well as creating suitable conditions for increasing the number of electric vehicles used, expanding electricity infrastructure, and minimizing the negative impact of the transport industry on the environment.
Standardization of electric vehicles
The main pillar of the Comprehensive Electric Transport Development Program is standardization, conformity assessment procedure and regulatory legal support for the development of electric transport. These aspects have been included in sub-point 1 of the document "Electric transport production and technological facilities". It is planned to develop standards for electric transport, its inherent elements and the necessary infrastructure, which will be harmonized with international and European documents in this field. Belarusian specialists will be guided by the specific needs of the industry when creating the above-mentioned regulations.
Periodic technical inspections of charging stations
Another important aspect of the plan is the development of a regulatory legal act on periodic technical inspections of electric vehicle charging stations. The purpose of this action is to define the necessary measures to protect people against the potential harmful and dangerous effects of electric current and the risks to human life and health associated with the process of charging vehicles.
A noteworthy initiative in the field of periodic inspections is the idea of creating mobile laboratories for periodic technical inspections of electric vehicle charging stations and providing them with appropriate equipment. Such innovative mobile solutions will ensure not only electrical safety, but also the correct measurement of electricity at electrical stations. This is a great convenience for entities that will ownand install electric vehicle charging stations.
48 standards for electric transport
In 2020, the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification (BelGISS) completed work on the development of 48 state standards specifying requirements for both the electric transport industry and the creation of infrastructure in the form of charging stations. By adopting these standards, manufacturers can implement modern solutions in line with international standards that are applied around the world.