The initiative supports DOE's Vehicle Technologies Program and INL's management of DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), which promotes testing and deployment of advanced transportation technologies. The scope of the project will include identification of U.S. domestic and international codes and standards already published or in development, determination of gaps, and recommendations on the need for additional standards.
Commenting on the effort, Jim Francfort, AVTA technical representative at INL, explained, "Many diverse government, industry, and other stakeholder organizations are working to define and implement EDV charging codes and standards, and a comprehensive cross-sector coordination effort is needed to facilitate the timely development, promulgation and use of EDV codes and standards."
The workshop will be held in the spring of 2011. Additional details will be announced on ANSI Online later this year. Those with an interest in this subject and who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to share information regarding relevant work. Please contact James McCabe, ANSI senior director of consumer relations and IDSP (firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-642-8921).