December 09, 2021 Press Release

Auto Innovators Announces Guidelines for EV Charging Stations

Industry recommendations address planning for EV charging expansion funded by bipartisan infrastructure law

Washington, D.C. – December 9, 2021 – The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) today unveiled Recommended Attributes for EV Charging Stations to address important considerations for publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charging. With $7.5 billion in federal funding directed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, these recommendations are intended to help federal and state-level investment planning and funding considerations to expand EV charging across the nation.

“Achieving ambitious EV sales goals will require effective collaboration and planning across various industries and sectors. It will be critical to ensure charging infrastructure is widely available and benefits all communities, and that consumers understand how and where to charge an EV,” said Auto Innovators President and CEO John Bozzella. “The automotive industry is at a pivotal point in the transformation to a more electrified transportation future, and by 2025 will have invested $330 billion toward vehicle electrification. We look forward to working with the Administration and all stakeholders to achieve a cleaner transportation future.”

The recommendations focus on 10 key elements for public charging stations:

  1. Charging speed;
  2. Charging connectors;
  3. Payment methods;
  4. Reliability and redundancy;
  5. Accessibility;
  6. Station layout;
  7. Network and communication requirements;
  8. EV charging on federal highways;
  9. EV charging signage; and
  10. Standardized approach to communicate pricing.

These recommendations complement Auto Innovators’ EV Infrastructure Guiding Principles, which focus on EV charging infrastructure broadly, as well as Auto Innovators’ EV Agenda. The importance of EV infrastructure for a cleaner transportation future was highlighted in the September Future Driven Forum, Accelerating Electrification: Plugging In; as well as discussions throughout the November Autos2050® Transforming Mobility Summit. Learn more about EV market data in Auto Innovators’ Get Connected Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report, the first edition uses data from the second quarter of 2021 and the next edition will utilize data from the third quarter of 2021.