EV progress report

A progress report on activity surrounding electric vehicle standardization is now available through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) who says that the report addresses the gaps and recommendations described in the ANSI EVSP’s Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles — Version 2.0 published in May 2013. 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 and charging infrastructure in the United States.

Developed by representatives from nearly 60 private- and public-sector organizations, the report provides a snapshot of the current state of standards for PEVs (all-electric and plug-in hybrids) and the charging infrastructure needed to support them.

Gaps — or areas where there has been a significant concerns that is not addressed by existing standards, codes, regulations, or conformance programs — have been identified in the following areas: crash test lab safety guidelines; coordination of wireless charging communication standards; certification of standards for mobile inverters; and interconnection agreements for mobile inverters.

Further, a gap on power quality has been reopened pending completion of a standard and one additional gap on packaging and transport of waste batteries has been closed.

Updates have been provided on standards work surrounding power levels and batteries; charging systems and interoperability with electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); communications for electric vehicle charging; communication and measurement of electric vehicle 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.

“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.”

For more:
– see the report

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