CharIN responds to U.S. Federal Highway Administration RFI on SAE J3400 Connector and Performance Based Charging Standards       

CharIN North America collected one of the most comprehensive set of comments to date regarding the inclusion of SAE J3400 connectors in U.S. federal government infrastructure eligibility guidelines.

CharIN developed and submitted an official response reflective of the membership position that defines minimum technical standards for EV charging infrastructure as complementary to current market trends and a rapidly evolving EV landscape.

They should also be informed by evolving market context and data to allow flexibility for the charging industry to determine which charging connector standards are most appropriate for a particular charging use case.

Enabling flexibility will not only drive investment efficiency but also future proof connector standards to meet EV driver needs. Utilization is a key determinant for the cost effectiveness of charging infrastructure investment.

Therefore, charging providers are best suited to determining which connector type, whether CCS or J3400 or some combination thereof, is most appropriate for infrastructure deployment depending on location, use case, utilization, and other factors.

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Published on: 04/08/2024

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Erika Myers

Executive Director, Charging Interface Initiative North America (CharIN Inc.)

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