Quality Infrastructure for Electromobility: Fundamentals of Electric Vehicles and Specifics for Passenger Vehicles


In the context of the global commitment to combat climate change and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the transportation sector is undergoing a monumental transformation toward electromobility. Mexico must harmonise its Quality Infrastructure (QI) with the technical demands of Electric Vehicles (EVs) to strengthen its position within the automotive manufacturing industry and benefit from the economic opportunities arising from this shift.


This publication aims to identify opportunities for harmonising Mexican standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures (CAPs) with their international equivalents. This alignment seeks to foster competitiveness and innovation in Mexico's electromobility sector. The document focuses on three crucial focal points:


1) Charging infrastructure

2) Operational safety of EVs

3) Circularity of the value chains of EV batteries and other vehicle components


Strengthening the relevant QI framework in these areas is crucial to drive the transition toward electromobility. Ensuring that technical regulations, standards, and CAPs underpinning the reliability, safety, and sustainability of EVs are effectively established is critical.


This publication is the result of a collaborative effort that began in 2019 among stakeholders in the bilateral expert group within the project line ‘Strategic cooperation on electromobility: standardisation, certification, and technical regulation.’ This initiative was agreed upon in the joint work plan of the German-Mexican Dialogue on Quality Infrastructure. This is the third document in a series of four publications on quality infrastructure in the field of electromobility, which addresses four priority topics: 1) charging infrastructure, battery safety and disposal; 2) heavy-duty vehicles for transporting passengers and goods; 3) fundamentals of electric vehicles and specifics for passenger vehicles; and 4) safe and sustainable micromobility.

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