Developed by representatives from more than 100 private- and public-sector organizations, the Standardization Roadmap aspires to maximize coordination among those developing standards for electric vehicles - primarily plug-in electric vehicles (both battery-powered all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids) - and the charging infrastructure needed to support them. The publication considers issues that are integral to consumer adoption of EVs such as safety, performance, and interoperability. It describes relevant standards, codes, and regulations that already exist or that are in development, and gaps where new or revised standards would prove useful. Gaps are prioritized as needing to be addressed in the next two years (near-term), two to five years (mid-term), or more than five years (long-term). Standards developing organizations and others that may be able to take up the recommendations are noted. Conformance and training programs are also considered, including for those who provide support services for EVs and the infrastructure.
Highlights of the revision include:
Also updated is the ANSI EVSP Roadmap Standards Compendium, a searchable spreadsheet of standards that relate to the issues identified in the roadmap.
"Over the past year, ANSI has widely promoted the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles both domestically and internationally with a view toward achieving a coherent set of standards that will support the EV market for years to come," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "The further development of the roadmap during that time, culminating in this new version, demonstrates the strong commitment that exists among public- and private-sector stakeholders to see this effort succeed."
Comments on the roadmap are welcome and may be submitted to [email protected].
The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) is a cross-sector coordinating body whose objective is to foster coordination and collaboration on standardization matters among public and private sector stakeholders to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States with international coordination, adaptability, and engagement. For more information on the work of the EVSP, visit www.ansi.org/evsp.