ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel Issues Progress Report

ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel Issues Progress Report

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) on December 2 announced the publication of a Progress Report on activity within the standardization community to address the gaps and recommendations described in the ANSI EVSPs Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles Version 2.0 (May 2013).Available as a free download, the report outlines significant developments including new areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization work to facilitate the safe, mass deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and charging infrastructure inthe United States.

Developed by representatives from nearly 60 private- and public-sector organizations, the Progress Report provides a snapshot of the current state of work by those developing standards for PEVs (both all-electric and plug-in hybrids) and the charging infrastructure needed to support them. Familiarity with the earlier Standardization Roadmap is suggested for readers to have a fuller understanding of the roadmap parameters and definitions, the key organizations involved, why issues were deemed important, what standards apply, and the basis for any identified gaps.  All roadmap gap statements and recommendations are reiterated or modified as appropriate and a status update is provided in each case. A gap is where there is a significant issue of concern that is not addressed by existing standards, codes, regulations, or conformance programs.

Source: Solar Thermal Magazine

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