Chinese and US agencies work together on EV-related standards

US China Standards Workshop 2

Some 75 experts from China and the US recently convened to discuss their work on standardization programs related to EVs. The focus of the workshop was cooperation on standards, conformance, and training programs among industry and government players.

The workshop was organized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). Participants included the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

CATARC gave a presentation on its development of a standardization plan for EVs, and ANSI representatives spoke about the agency’s Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles (May 2013) and subsequent Progress Report (November 2014).

US China Standards Workshop 2

Speakers addressed topics including vehicle and battery safety, charging infrastructure safety and interoperability, wireless charging, and fire protection and emergency response.

Noting that both countries have made substantial investments in promoting the EV market, ANSI President Joe Bhatia said the goal was “to work together to adopt and use common, globally accepted standards and conformance programs that will facilitate market access and trade for US companies exporting to China, and Chinese companies entering the US market. We must work collaboratively to avoid coming up with conflicting solutions that increase costs for industry, costs which ultimately are passed on to the consumer.”


Source: Green Car Congress


  • Edward

    The all new EMA or Electric Motor Assembly developed by Adomani allows all manufactures to use existing infrastructure for easy EV repair and maintenance.
    This patented EMA uses all of the OEM parts except the engine block. Looks and acts just like a ICE but it is a EMA.
    No more multi billion dollar EV repair and fix infrastructure required anymore. If you need a new belt, alternator, pully, 12v battery, engine bracket, transmission, radiator, coolant, compressor, hoses, condenser etc then you just order at your local auto parts store or dealer.
    The dealer will need to stock/order the electric motor, inverter and some batteries and that is the only thing extra needed or special ordered which is no different then ordering a gas engine block as worse case scenario.

  • Collin Burnell

    I think the smartest thing the Chinese could possibly do is to embrace all of the existing US AND EU standards if possible and not create yet another standard.

  • Raymond Ramírez

    The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) should have been there, since most US and European EVs use their SAE J1772 standard for charging systems, including the EVSE we need for them. A new standard for fast DC charging is being created.