Public Workshop on Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standards Technology Review
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) staff invite you to participate in a public workshop to discuss the findings from the Technology Review, which will be released soon, for the EVSE Standards Regulation. In implementing the EVSE Standards Regulation, CARB continues to evaluate barriers to access and the extent to which the Regulation is adequately addressing those barriers. As part of that effort, and consistent with Board direction, staff conducted a Technology Review including surveys of drivers’ experiences accessing public charging stations and evaluated the availability and use of different payment methods to understand whether the requirements of the Regulation remain appropriate. The report presents preliminary findings from that work for public review and comment. Staff will present findings and recommendations from the Technology Review at the workshop for public comment and discussion.
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Recording: View Recording
Staff request stakeholder comments following the workshop be submitted using the informal comment submittal form by February 28, 2022. Comments submitted can be viewed on the workshop comments log webpage.
In June 2019, the Board adopted the EVSE Standards regulation pursuant to Senate Bill 454 (Corbett, Chapter 418, Statutes of 2013) to establish requirements that electric vehicle service providers (EVSPs) must meet. The EVSE Standards regulation is intended to ensure that all drivers can easily, reliably, and confidently access public charging infrastructure. Key provisions of the regulation include:
- Chargers must be accessible to drivers regardless of membership in an Electric Vehicle Service Provider’s (EVSP) network.
- EVSPs must operate credit card readers and mobile payment options on direct current fast charger EVSE starting January 1, 2022, and Level 2 starting July 1, 2023, allowing payment by members and non-members at EVSE locations that require payment.
- Each EVSE must have a sticker informing drivers of voltage and amperage capabilities of the unit.
- EVSPs must post all fees associated with a charging session.
- The interoperable billing standard Open Charge Point Interface must be installed on each EVSE.
- EVSPs must report new, current, and decommissioned EVSE locations and access information to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Alternative Fuels Data Center and CARB. The information reported includes pricing, EVSE model and location information.
If you require special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Joseph Knaus as soon as possible. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.
We welcome and encourage your participation. If you have questions about the webinar, please contact Stephanie Palmer, Air Resources Engineer, Zero Emission Vehicle Market Advancement Section (279) 842-9564.
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