Updated statement from Easee regarding questions from the Swedish Electrical Safety Authority
We welcome the dialogue with the Swedish Elsäkerhetsverket and their focus on safety within smart electric car charging. We have now submitted responses and documentation to Elsäkerhetsverket – and are confident of meeting the current requirements for electric car chargers.
Last updated: 15.02.2023
Elsäkerhetsverket is the supervisory authority in Sweden that is responsible for the safety of electrical products on the Swedish market. As part of their work, Elsäkerhetsverket are conducting a project to examine six different electric car chargers. The Easee charger is one of these six, and we welcome the dialogue with Elsäkerhetsverket and its work to ensure the safety of the electric vehicle charging market.
As part of this project, Elsäkerhetsverket requested documentation on how their requirements are maintained by the various manufacturers of electric car chargers. The questions addressed to Easee are mainly related to overvoltage and earth fault protection. We have in our response, dated 13 February, gone into depth on how these safety requirements are met, and have supported these explanations with clear documentation. We are grateful for the opportunity to show and clarify these points – safety, transparency and trust are important to us at Easee.
Elsäkerhetsverket has announced that they will spend a couple of weeks reviewing our response. What is important for us to stress is that Easee chargers meet all safety requirements. We want to assure all our customers that they can still charge safely and securely every day. Safety has, and always will be Easee’s main focus as a company.
Easee has over half a million installed chargers in Europe and has data from 57.3 million completed charging sessions to date. These numbers clearly demonstrate that our technology and functionality provides safe, secure, and efficient charging. The charger continuously checks for errors both when charging and in standby mode. This is made possible by over forty sensors inside the charger. The sensors constantly check for abnormal changes in currents, voltages, temperatures, and humidity, as well as that the earth fault detection is working as it should.