ANSI Forms Cross-Sector EV Standards Panel

ANSI EVSP logo

In brief: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has formed a cross-sector Electric Vehicle Standards Panel (EVSP) to facilitate the large-scale introduction of EVs into the market while ensuring safe and effective technologies and infrastructure.

The word

ANSI EVSP logoThe EVSP is currently seeking participants with relevant expertise and interest to begin building a roadmap towards standardization for both vehicle manufacture and infrastructure. The group's goal is to have the first version of the roadmap done this year so it can be opened for discussion.

The EVSP was launched at last month's ANSI interim steering committee. Suggestions from the standardization community as a whole prompted the decision and charter. The plan is to utilize the participation and knowledge of ANSI membership to compete with the rest of the world in electric vehicle initiatives.

ANSI is the U.S. member of several international standardization bodies and the EVSP panel's decisions would be offered in coordination and conjunction with international standards set by other standardization groups. This would include domestic panels such as the NIST SGIP (National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid Interoperability Panel) for vehicle to grid activity.

A kick-off call to begin forming the EVSP will be held on May 17 from 10am to 12pm Eastern via RSVP. Email evsp@ansi.org or go to ansi.org/evsp for more information.

And so ...

This could be an important step towards national standards in several aspects of EV manufacture and technology, helping to pave the way for larger-scale EV integration.

Photo credits: ANSI

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