Request For Information Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

KioWare now part of the group which will help develop guidance for EV Charging Infrastructure

January 4, 2022
Stephanie Pollack, Deputy Administrator
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
RE: Development of Guidance for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Deployment (Docket No. FHWA-2021-0022)

Dear Deputy Administrator Pollack,

Analytical Design Solutions, Inc., DBA KioWare, appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Request for Information (RFI) to develop guidance for EV charging infrastructure

. As the Department proceeds in developing its guidance, we recommend that you take steps to ensure that publicly-accessible Electric Vehicle
Supply Equipment (EVSE) be: 1) secure, 2) accessible to all Americans (including the disabled), and 3) designed to deliver the maximum utility possible to both users and deployers. Our input is based on nearly two decades worth of experience helping the self-service kiosk industry deliver both secure and accessible kiosks2

The Challenge
Because publicly-accessible EVSE are typically unattended, they share many requirements of traditional self-service kiosks. Self-service kiosks are unique in that they are generally exposed to the public without the deployer of the kiosk being directly involved (or nearby). Additionally, they are often deployed in non-secured locations and exposed to a variety of weather conditions. Generally speaking, the kiosk needs to be able to function on its own.