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May 20, 2021
  • Digital Live Event

Grand Opening of UL's Electric Vehicle Charging Testing Laboratory

Join us for the virtual grand opening event of UL’s European EV charging laboratory. Meet the leading industry experts of the EV value chain, UL’s EV charging experts, and hear about UL’s EV laboratory capabilities in Europe.

cut the ribbon ev lab opening

Date & Time


May 20, 2021 9:00am CET


3:00pm CET



Join us for the virtual grand opening event of UL’s European EV charging laboratory on May 20, 2021.

The electric vehicle industry is driving the future of transportation. The launch of EV chargers and the setup of the EV infrastructure is rapidly increasing.

Representing one of the most important EV charging testing footprints in Europe, UL’s EV laboratory, located in Neu-Isenburg / Germany, addresses the growing demand for DC fast charging electric vehicles and offers EV charging, charging infrastructure and vehicle manufacturers state-of-the-art technology and a comprehensive service solution, all under one roof.

Meet with leading industry experts of the EV value chain and UL’s EV charging experts to gain insights on how to speed up your time to market, while advancing safe and compliant innovations.

During the event you will hear more about:

  • Key industry trends
  • Industry best practices
  • UL’s strategic roadmap
  • Latest technology trends such as AC and DC charging, vehicle to grid (V2G), batteries and global market access

We look forward to welcoming you virtually.

Agenda and Speaker Details

Be sure to check out our full agenda below and register for the event.

Time Topic / Speaker
09:30 - 09:45 Opening & Welcome
Mirko Bautz, Regional Vice President for Europe Central-East and South
09:45 - 10:15 EV charging: Market trends, UL strategy, roadmap & capabilities
Matthias Popp, Director Business Development EMEA
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:15 Industry thought leadership and customer case study
Speaker to be announced shortly
  10:30 - 11:00
AVERE – The European Association for Emobility
Philippe Vangeel, Secretary-General

11:05 - 11:40
Joaquim Castellví, Compliance & Certification Manager

11:45 - 12:20
Joachim Pucker, Senior Director Market Segment Infrastructure
12:15 - 13:00 Break
13:00 - 13:20 UL´s global AC & DC charging testing capabilities
Artur Mantey, Engineering Manager
13:20 - 13:40 Bidirectional EV Chargers UL 9741
Interconnecting Requirements (IEEE1547)

Sven Engel, Staff Engineer
13:40 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 14:20 EV Charging – Compliance with Global Requirements
Andreas Entzeroth, Senior Global Market Access Manager
14:20 - 14:40 Certification for Batteries used in EVs and other applications
Martin Giese, Project Engineer
14:40 - 15:00 Closing session
Mirko Bautz, Regional Vice President for Europe Central-East and South
Speaker Details

UL Speaker

Mirko BautzMirko Bautz is the Regional Vice President for Europe Central-East and South and Managing Director at UL International Germany GmbH. Since joining UL in 2001, Mr. Bautz has held several leadership positions with both European and Global Responsibilities. He has a deep understanding of the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry and brings his years of expertise and profound insight of the markets to work with our customers to overcome the current challenges. Sven EngelSven Engel is UL Regional Lead Reviewer and certified project manager for various Categories related to Utility Interactive Power Conversion Equipment. Now Focusing on UL9741 Outline of Investigation for Bidirectional Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment. Before UL he worked as a development engineer and project manager for inverter systems connected to the Low and Medium Voltage grid in the MW range.
EntzerothAndreas Entzeroth is UL´s Senior Global Market Access Manager responsible in supporting customers Global Market Access needs for the Energy & Industrial Automation Industry. He has been with UL for 21+ years in various conformity assessment and business management positions and has been in the Testing, Inspection and Certification business for the last 30+ years.
ManteyArtur Mantey, Engineering Manager at UL is leading the Operational Team in Energy Systems and eMobility Segment for North American and Global Market Access. Mainly responsible for the growth of the business within the European Region, supporting clients with their needs, and elaborating additional services for UL clients. Prior to joining the Energy Systems and eMobility Segment as Engineering Manager, Artur led certification projects in various industry categories like Consumer and Solar.
GieseMartin Giese, Project Engineer at UL is supporting
UL´s Customer during Certification Projects for the Energy Systems and eMobility Segment for North American and Global Market Access. One part of his role is the evaluation of energy storage components and systems in accordance to applicable safety standards. As qualified Reviewer he takes the engineering responsibility of the European Energy Storage project team. Prior to UL he worked as Systems Engineer in R&D and planned, designed and build Battery Energy Storage systems for stationary applications.
PoppMatthias Popp is UL’s Director Business Development NEW MOBILITY in the European region. Mr. Popp has worked in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry for more than 30 years in operational and strategic managerial roles. He now focusses on partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, as well as organic growth of UL’s vast suite of services in the mobility industry.

External Speaker

Castellvi_WallboxJoaquim Castellvi, Wallbox
I’m the compliance and certification Manager at Wallbox. My role here is to take responsibility of the technical compliance of our product portfolio for all markets. I have been working in the TIC sector for over 10 years. Firstly focused on automotive industry vehicle type approval) and later on providing support to OEMs, industrial and product manufacturers regarding global market access.
PuckerDipl.-Ing. Joachim Pucker, head of the market
segment Charging Infrastructure at Phoenix
Contact E-Mobility GmbH
, a subsidiary of
PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG, has been
in charge of the market segment charging
infrastructure since April 2018. With its products,
systems and solutions, the market segment supplies almost all components for setting up modern charging points - from AC home chargers to CCS fast charging stations. This makes Phoenix Contact E-Mobility a strong partner for their customers for a networked and intelligent charging infrastructure with charging capacities of up to 500 kW.
VangeelPhilippe Vangeel, AVERE – The European Association for Electromobility
With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as the Secretary-General of the European association representing one of the fastest-changing and growing technologies: electric vehicles. Previously, he has worked as an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector. He is fluent in five languages: his native Flemish, English, French, Norwegian and German.


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