ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel to Meet

The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) will convene its second plenary meeting on November 17-18, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia, to continue work on a strategic roadmap identifying the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to enable the widespread acceptance and deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States.

Participation in the November meeting is open to all affected parties, including representatives of the automotive, electrotechnical, and utilities industries, relevant trade associations, standards development and conformity assessment organizations, government agencies, and academia.

Work to develop the standardization roadmap began in June, with representatives from more than forty leading organizations from the public and private sectors actively participating. To date, the work has been carried out electronically among seven working groups focused on energy storage systems, vehicle components, the vehicle-user interface, charging systems, communications, infrastructure installation, and education and training.

The November meeting will be the first opportunity to discuss and refine in a face-to-face setting an initial draft of the roadmap. The meeting will include both general sessions and breakout groups to look at the roadmap narratives relating to standards for electric vehicles, the built infrastructure and related support services. While in-person attendance is strongly encouraged, teleconference participation will also be available.

“All are welcome to participate in the November meeting,” said Jim McCabe, ANSI senior director of standards facilitation. “For those who have been participating in the process, this is their first opportunity to see what each of the other working groups has produced and to evaluate the draft document holistically; for newcomers, it’s a chance to weigh in on what we may have overlooked.”

The second plenary meeting of the EVSP will be held at the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, on November 17-18, 2011, beginning at 1 p.m. on the 17th and concluding by 12 p.m. on the 18th. (For EVSP steering committee members only, there will be a half-day steering committee meeting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. November 17.)

Registration is complimentary for EVSP members and teleconference participants. In-person registration for non-members is $149 (includes admission, materials, refreshment breaks, networking reception, continental breakfast). Register online by clicking here. The registration deadline is Friday, November 11, 2011.

The ANSI Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) is a cross-sector coordinating body whose objective is to foster coordination and collaboration on standardization matters among public and private sector stakeholders to enable the safe, mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the United States with international coordination, adaptability, and engagement.