EV Charging Standards News
Notes: An update on standards
- FHWA’s standards (once final) will need to be met by states applying to receive federal funding for EV charger deployment (funding authorized by the infrastructure bill that passed late last year).
- Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking will be due 60 days following publication in the Federal Register.
- Odds are the standards won’t be finalized until end of year. This means that funding for year 1 of the program will be issued without standards in place (think wild west). Mind you, CA already has EV charger standards in effect (which address things like payment, security, interoperability, etc.).
From MotorVehicleRegs (highly recommended source to subscribe to)
On June 9, 2022, FHWA announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for proposed minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program and projects for the construction of publicly accessible electric vehicle chargers funded under title 23, United States Code. FHWA also released additional resources to help states successfully complete their deployment plans and access NEVI Formula Program funding to build out a national network of electric vehicle chargers. These resources include new NEVI Formula Program Questions and Answers and an exception template to help states, particularly rural states, evaluate the best locations for charging stations when it may not be possible to provide charging stations at the required 50-mile intervals.
The deadline for comments will be 60 days following publication in the Federal Register.