The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has formed the Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) to develop a 'standardization roadmap' for electric vehicles and infrastructure in the United States. The goal is to develop version one of the roadmap before the end of 2011.

"Consumers are eager to 'go electric' but remain uncertain about the performance and convenience of the new cars and charging infrastructure. The standardization community is ready to take the wheel in driving the technology to greater deployment nationwide," said a statement from ANSI.

“ANSI is well positioned to respond to the need for greater standards coordination in this critical technology area,” said president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. “The EVSP will foster coordination and collaboration among public and private sector stakeholders – including industry, government agencies, utilities, standards and conformity assessment organizations, code officials, and others.”

Through ANSI’s role as US member of international standardization bodies, the EVSP will also provide input into international standards for electric vehicles.