Quality Infrastructure for Electromobility: Heavy-Duty Vehicles for Transporting Passengers and Goods


In the context of the global transition towards electromobility, demand for electrified heavy-duty vehicles for goods and passenger transport is continuously growing. The electrification of heavy-duty vehicles is key for mitigating climate change.


Mexico is an important manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles, where national heavy-duty vehicle production has been significantly growing over the past years. To keep pace with the global shift towards electrification, it is vital to strengthen the Quality Infrastructure (QI) in the country, avoid technical barriers to trade and update relevant national technical regulation to include specific characteristics of electrified heavy-duty vehicles.


Contributing to this effort, the white paper “Quality Infrastructure for Electromobility: Heavy-duty vehicles for transporting passengers and goods” presents applicable standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment schemes in Mexico, Germany, the European Union (EU), the United States (US) and at the international level. Based on this mapping, it identifies areas of opportunity and presents recommendations for developing internationally harmonised standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment schemes for electrified heavy-duty vehicles in Mexico.


This publication was developed within the framework of the German-Mexican Dialogue on Quality Infrastructure (QI), led by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz - BMWK) and the Mexican Ministry of Economy (Secretaría de Economía). It is an outcome of the collaborative effort between the members of the bilateral expert group within the project line “Strategic cooperation on electromobility: standardisation, certification and technical regulation”. The group continues to work with the aim of supporting the development of a robust and internationally harmonised QI system in Mexico.

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