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Opportunity to Participate: U.S.-India SCCP II Virtual Standards Workshop: The Future of Electric Vehicles in India


Calling all electric vehicle (EV) and smart city experts: The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) U.S.-India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program (SCCP), funded by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), will host a three-part virtual workshop dedicated to promoting smart cities through advancing EV development in India.

Virtual sessions on February 18, 23, and 25 will offer U.S. and Indian stakeholders the opportunity to share expertise on EV charging and power grid infrastructure challenges. The exchange will help India meets its development goals and provide U.S. businesses with potential investment opportunities.

The government of India is incentivizing EV sales that will require new investments in quality power grid and charging infrastructure to support domestic growth of its EV market. According to Centre for Energy Finance, the Indian EV investment opportunity for charging infrastructure and battery manufacturers amounts to 15.2 billion USD. India’s commitment to high-quality, climate-smart transportation solutions is generating new business and partnership opportunities for the U.S. and Indian industry.

The workshop will consist of three two-hour sessions addressing topics important to EV standardization, regulations, and the advancement of EV development in India:

  • Session 1: February 18, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EST)/5:30 p.m. (IST)
    • EV Charging Standards and Protocols
    • Register via WebEx
  • Session 2: February 23, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EST)/5:30 p.m. (IST)
    • Indian EV Power Utilities and Regulatory Issues
    • Register via WebEx
  • Session 3: February 25, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EST)/5:30 p.m. (IST)
    • Promoting Investment in Indian EV Development through Standardization
    • Register here via WebEx


Participants are encouraged to register for all sessions that apply to their area of interest; registration is required for each session. Access the draft agenda at the U.S.-India SCCP II website and at the WebEx registration pages.

ANSI is co-sponsoring the event with Intertek USA, which will provide top-tier technical expertise. The workshop is being held virtually due to COVID-19 travel and meeting restrictions that postponed the in-person workshop originally scheduled for March 2020.

Please email the SCCP team with any questions at [email protected].


The U.S.–India Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program (SCCP) Phase II is a comprehensive project to facilitate interaction and engagement between the public and private sectors in the United States and India. The goal is to increase cooperation in the areas of standards, conformity assessment, and technical regulations in three sectors of interest to industry: smart and sustainable cities, water and sanitation, and clean energy. More information regarding the SCCP II program can be found via ANSI's Standards Portal. 


Jana Zabinski

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