NIST OWM has just published the latest installment of its NIST Special Publication 2200 series on Legal Metrology, NIST SP 2200-03 An Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Commercial Electric Vehicle Fueling. This SP 2200 document provides quick access to a variety of topical information about federal initiatives, state laws, regulations, and new standards for commercial EV charging. It is intended to be a convenient resource for all EV stakeholders, especially state regulators, manufacturers, service providers, and consumers that are navigating this complex and changing landscape.
Electrification of the American transportation sector is accelerating within a dynamic and varied regulatory landscape. The SP 2200-03 maps key features of this landscape that are relevant to the weights and measures community, as well as trends signaling how it could continue to evolve in the coming years. Deployment of EV charging infrastructure has become a national priority as the EV market grows and new initiatives for environmental protection advance electromobility in the U.S. Publicly accessible and conveniently located charging stations are especially critical to facilitating EV adoption. However, existing legal frameworks concerning electricity retail and the up-front costs of expanding charging networks have posed challenges that are unique among vehicle fueling industries. Additionally, the relatively new commercial EV charging industry is scaling-up during a formative period for the enforcement of laws, regulations, and standards that promote EV fuel consumer protections and market equity.