FHWA seeks feedback on EV charging station technology


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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking feedback from stakeholders in order to update the agency’s minimum standards and requirements for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

“As EV charging technology continues to rapidly evolve, we want to ensure our federal standards for EV charging keep pace with private sector innovation, adapt to a quickly evolving industry, and meet the needs of EV drivers,” FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt said. “This (request for information) will help us gather important feedback from our federal, state, local, and private partners to inform potential updates to our federal standards with those goals in mind.”

Federal requirements allow for alternative types of connectors on federally funded DC fast chargers as long as there is also a Combined Charging System connector. SAE International recently standardized the North American Charging Standard connector, and the majority of automakers will adopt this connector standard beginning in 2025. Adapters will be available this year.

The agency will use the information to determine how to best incorporate new technologies and innovations into its minimum standards and requirements for federally funded EV charging stations.

The deadline for leaving feedback is April 5.

FHWA seeks feedback in coordination with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the Department of Energy.


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