US & EU Agree on Heavy Truck Charging Standard

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The U.S. government and European Union have agreed that when a megawatt charging standard is developed for heavy trucks, it will be active worldwide in an attempt to promote electric vehicles and trucks. This was a decision made on May 31 during the fourth ministerial meeting of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council in Lulea, Sweden: “This will facilitate transatlantic trade and investment by reducing the manufacturing and deployment costs,” the council stated (TTC).

The TTC seeks to maximize clean energy development and accelerate the transition to a net-zero emission economy no later than 2050. This also means increasing the security of supply chains for clean energy technology, and sustaining well-paying jobs for workers in the transatlantic economy. The TTC says it’s “placing decarbonization efforts at the heart of trade policy to accelerate the transition toward a net-zero economy.”

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TTC continues: “We will continue to work together to develop a transatlantic test procedure for high power-charging, up to MCS levels, assuring interoperability and system charge performance. These efforts will ensure that stakeholders will benefit from fully compatible technical specifications, reducing manufacturing and deployment costs and thus facilitating transatlantic cooperation for electromobility to become mainstream.”

U.S. government and state officials have been releasing plans across the USA to introduce more EV (electric vehicle) charging stations using kilowatts of electricity. Under development is the new MCS standard for recharging heavy-duty vehicles (since larger batteries require more energy).

“Gaps and incompatibilities in proposed connectivity and communication standards for EV charging in the United States and the European Union may impact interoperability and drive the industry to produce multiple requirements, leading to increased costs, prolonged development, times and trade barriers,” stated the authors from Argonne National Laboratory and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his European Union counterpart issued a joint commitment to collaborating on shared interests – aligning megawatt standards for recharging heavy electric trucks.

“The EU and the U.S. share a strong commitment to working together to address the most pressing challenges facing our transportation systems. Our continuing partnership rests on the strong foundation of our transatlantic alliances, friendships, and shared values,” says Buttigieg.

These efforts in research and technology exchanges are to benefit the overall EV infrastructure in the USA and European Union.