Electric Vehicle No-Charge Events

By | October 11, 2022

Vehicle Technologies Office

October 4, 2022

VTO Request for Information Regarding Prevalence of and Solutions to Electric Vehicle No-Charge Events


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is announcing a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the prevalence of and solutions to electric vehicle (EV) no-charge events. VTO is developing plans to implement the Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) Research, Development, and Demonstration Program as directed by the Energy Act of 2020 and one of the barriers to VGI to be addressed is the issue of some EVs failing to charge satisfactorily when connected to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE or chargers). These no-charge events either fail to start charging or fail to complete the charge without interruption.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit input from industry (e.g., EV manufacturers, EVSE manufacturers, and charge network operators), academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to EVs failing to charge properly when connected to chargers. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. Responses to this RFI must be submitted no later than 5:00pm (ET) on November 1, 2022. Learn more about RFI response guidelines.


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