The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the first Abu Dhabi certification for electric vehicle supply equipment.
EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of AlFahim, received the certification for the Mercedes wall-mounted 11kW and 22kW electric vehicle chargers.
QCC has verified that the products conform to international electrical standards and they have undergone hot weather testing.
In collaboration with the Department of Transport, the QCC-certified chargers will be installed in the parking areas of 10 shopping malls in Abu Dhabi.
QCC launched the Abu Dhabi Certification Scheme for electric vehicle supply equipment in June 2017 to support the electricity wiring regulation addendum No. 1: electric vehicles charging systems, issued by the Regulation & Supervision Bureau.
The scheme seeks to ensure that public as well as private installations meet international safety standards and are designed for operation in local conditions.
Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, executive director of conformity scheme services at QCC, said: "The Abu Dhabi certification scheme for electric vehicle supply equipment aligns with the ongoing efforts of the Abu Dhabi Government to promote environmentally friendly transport in the emirate.
The scheme will facilitate the use of electric vehicles through improving the charging infrastructure. We congratulate EMC on becoming the first automobile dealer in Abu Dhabi to earn this certification and invite other dealers to apply."
Frank Bernthaler, CEO of Al Fahim Automotive, said: "Contributing to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is one of our main business pillars with sustainability being at the forefront.
"We are honoured that our flagship company, EMC, is the first QCC-certified entity in the emirate as it ensures that we are in compliance with the country’s quality standards, while enabling us to fulfil our strategy of reducing our carbon footprint and bettering the quality of life for all from an environmental perspective.”