ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel Issues Progress Report

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station By Visitor7 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The American National Standards Institute () Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) announced today the publication of a Progress Report on activity within the standardization community to address the gaps and recommendations described in the ANSI EVSP’s Standardization – Version 2.0 (May 2013).Available as a free download, the report outlines significant developments including new areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization work to facilitate the safe, mass deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and charging infrastructure inthe United States.

Developed by representatives from nearly 60 private- and public-sector organizations, the Progress Report provides a snapshot of the current state of work by those developing standards for PEVs (both all-electric and plug-in hybrids) and the charging infrastructure needed to support them. Familiarity with the earlier Standardization Roadmap is suggested for readers to have a fuller understanding of the roadmap parameters and definitions, the key organizations involved, why issues were deemed important, what standards apply, and the basis for any identified gaps.  All roadmap gap statements and recommendations are reiterated or modified as appropriate and a status update is provided in each case. A gap is where there is a significant issue of concern that is not addressed by existing standards, codes, regulations, or conformance programs.

Highlights of the Progress Report include:

  • a review of 61 issue areas
  • identification of four new gaps in the following areas: crash test lab safety guidelines; coordination of wireless charging communication standards; certification of standards for mobile inverters; and mobile inverters: interconnection agreements
  • a gap on power quality has been reopened pending completion of a standard
  • one additional gap on packaging and transport of waste batteries has been closed
  • updates on standards work relating to: power levels and batteries; charging systems and interoperability with supply equipment (EVSE); communications for charging; communication and measurement of energy consumption; privacy and security; customer to PEV communications; EVSE installation issues; fire protection in relation to stranded energy in vehicle batteries; and workforce training

A companion document, the ANSI EVSP Roadmap Standards Compendium, has also been updated, providing additional information about relevant standards.

“Three and half years ago, the ANSI EVSP took up the challenge of articulating a roadmap of needed areas of standardization that would help foster consumer adoption of electric vehicles in the United States,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. “The panel’s latest progress report demonstrates the ongoing commitment by private- and public-sector stakeholders to keep moving this work forward.”


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