New York, New York – Key U.S. stakeholders in electric vehicles (EVs) have agreed to develop a standardization “road map” for safe mass deployment, at a meeting convened by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

ANSI will form an electric vehicles standards panel (EVSP) in order to begin the work effort. The institute has previously convened standards panels in such areas as health care information technology, nanotechnology and homeland security.

“With our history of bringing diverse stakeholders together to develop consensus-based solutions for emerging priorities and new technologies, ANSI is well positioned to respond to the need for greater standards coordination in this critical technology area,” said Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. “The EVSP will provide a mechanism to foster coordination and collaboration among public and private sector stakeholders, including industry, government agencies, utilities, standards and conformity assessment organizations, code officials and others, to enable the safe mass deployment of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure in the U.S. with international coordination, adaptability and engagement.”

Participants in the meeting included representatives of the automotive industry, the electrotechnical industry, utilities, standards developing organizations, and government agencies.

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