ANSI invites public comment on its Roadmap of Standards and Codes for EVs

As the EV market expands at a rapid pace, many in the industry are lamenting the relative lack of EV engineering standards.

Now the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has taken a major step forward, releasing a draft Roadmap of Standards and Codes for Electric Vehicles at Scale. The roadmap identifies key safety, performance, and interoperability issues; notes relevant published and in-development standards; and makes recommendations to address gaps in codes and standards.

The roadmap’s primary focus is on light duty, on-road EVs and their supporting charging infrastructure, but medium- and heavy-duty EVs are also covered. Topics covered include standards to address high-power DC charging, energy storage, V2G integration and wireless charging.

The target audience includes: vehicle manufacturers; charging infrastructure installers and operators; federal, state and municipal government agencies; electric utilities and standards developing organizations (SDOs).

ANSI serves as administrator and coordinator of the US private-sector voluntary standardization system. The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) does not develop standards, but serves as a forum for facilitating coordination among SDOs and others.

ANSI is soliciting public review and comment on the draft roadmap. Comments may be submitted, using the Comment Form linked below, by May 1, 2023. “ANSI invites all affected stakeholders, regardless of geographic location, to review the draft roadmap and make their views known,” said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI President and CEO.

The EVSP working groups will reconvene in May to address the comments submitted and finalize the document for publication by the end of June 2023.

Source: ANSI

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