The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) has published a Progress Report on what the standardization community has done to address the recommendations in EVSP’s Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles, which was published in May 2013.
The Standardization Roadmap identified several gaps, that is, issues of concern that are not addressed by existing standards, codes, regulations, or conformance programs. The Progress Report reviews 61 issue areas, and notes that while one gap on packaging and transport of waste batteries has been closed, gaps have been identified in the areas of crash test lab safety guidelines; coordination of wireless charging communication standards; certification of standards for mobile inverters; and mobile inverter interconnection agreements.
The report also includes updates on standards work relating to: power levels and batteries; charging systems and interoperability with EVSE; communications for EV charging; communication and measurement of EV 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.”