Gilching – August 4, 2022 – Now that it has obtained the CE mark, Webasto, system partner for electromobility and one of the leading suppliers in the automotive sector, declares the conformity of its standard battery system and the Vehicle Interface Box (VIB) with the European Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) and the EMC Directive (2014/30/EU), as well as compliance with the standards EN 62619 and EN 62485-6. The latter two standards specify the safety requirements for lithium-ion batteries in traction and industrial applications and are therefore especially important for vehicle manufacturers and retrofitters in these sectors.
Webasto conducted a comprehensive risk assessment of its standard battery system as the basis for the CE mark. Numerous tests as proof of EU conformity were carried out subsequently. "After the well-proven series application in road vehicles as well as successful installations in smaller off-road vehicle fleets, the CE mark is now the next consequent step to make our battery even more attractive for use in mobile machines," explains Michael Bauer, Vice President Business Line Energy Management at Webasto.
For customers as well, the manufacturer declaration presents a decisive advantage next to additional safety: It makes work easier - for the manufacturers and retrofitters of mobile machines who rely on the Webasto battery. They have to carry out a risk assessment for the EU conformity of their mobile machines retrofitted to e-drive. CE certification of the Webasto battery now eliminates the part for them that considers the battery. In addition, compliance with the relevant product standards on EMC for components in mobile machines simplifies the acceptance of electromagnetic compatibility for the mobile machine.
"We are pleased to offer our customers additional proof of safety with the CE mark for our standard battery system. That is a further important step for us in driving forward the electrification of mobile machines in the interests of sustainable mobility," concludes Michael Bauer.
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