Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Standards
The California Air Resources Board adopted the EVSE Standards Regulation to implement the “Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act” (Senate Bill 454; Statutes of 2013). The EVSE Standards regulation establishes requirements for EVSE that build driver confidence in accessing public charging infrastructure.
EVSE must be accessible to drivers regardless of membership in an Electric Vehicle Service Provider (EVSP) network. EVSPs must operate credit card readers and mobile payment device options on Level 2 and direct current fast charger EVSE allowing payment by members and non-members at EVSE locations that require payment. EVSE must have a sticker informing drivers of voltage and amperage capabilities of the unit. All fees associated with a charging session must be posted. 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 to ensure accurate and up-to-date data is available to consumers.