USA: Government expected to set standards for charging infrastructure10. June 2022
USA: Government expected to set standards for charging infrastructure
The U.S. – government wants to create a national network of 500,000 charging stations for electric cars by 2030. A few days ago, it announced plans to set standards for charging infrastructure. Under the plan, stations must be available every 50 miles and no more than one mile from a highway.
Energy Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the new rules will require at least four 150-kilowatt DC fast-charging ports per station. Stations must have similar pricing information, payment systems, and charging speeds, and must use the same software platforms. Charging stations must operate 97% of the time and provide real-time status information via third-party apps.
The Federal Highway Administration will officially announce the proposed rule soon.