USA: Government expected to set standards for charging infrastructure

USA: Government expected to set standards for charging infrastructure

10. June 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

USA: Government expected to set standards for charging infrastructure

Washington, 9.6.2022

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.

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