ANSI to Create Standardized EV Roadmap

It took some time for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to get it that the new electric vehicle industry needs some clear, well developed standards for it to become an essential part of the economy. Still, better late than never.

The organization announced today that, after consulting with key stakeholders from the private and public sectors, it has decided to create a standardization roadmap for the safe, mass deployment of EV and related infrastructure in the US.

Under its guidance, the newly formed Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will work to develop the new standards by working both alone and in conjunction with other similar organizations from across the world. EVSP will try and provide policy and technical input to those who need it.

"With our history of bringing diverse stakeholders together to develop consensus-based solutions for emerging priorities and new technologies, ANSI is well positioned to respond to the need for greater standards coordination in this critical technology area," said S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI CEO.

ANSI will be working on the new standards with representatives from the automotive industry, electrotechnical industry, utilities industry, other standardization organizations and government agencies. There is no time frame for when the new standards are released.

"The EVSP will provide a mechanism to foster coordination and collaboration among public and private sector stakeholders - including industry, government agencies, utilities, standards and conformity assessment organizations, code officials, and others - to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the U.S. with international coordination, adaptability, and engagement," added Bhatia.


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