Sino-U.S. Workshop on New Energy Standardization Held in Beijing

Jul 30, 2012, 16:10 ET from American National Standards Institute

International Experts Exchange Insights on Electric Vehicles

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A day-long workshop organized by the China Association for Standardization (CAS) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) focusing on new energy standardization – and specifically electric vehicles – was held July 23, 2012, in Beijing. The bilateral workshop provided a unique opportunity for experts from both sides to learn about EV standardization efforts taking place in the other country. 

Sponsored by Generations (Beijing) Management Co., Ltd., and SPX Mechanical and Electrical Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., the workshop's featured speakers included ANSI president and CEO Joe Bhatia;  Craig Allen, deputy assistant secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC); Ma Lincong, secretary general of CAS; and Shi Baoquan, vice administrator of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC).

The workshop included a presentation from Jim McCabe, ANSI senior director, standards facilitation, on the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles, Version 1.0, released by ANSI's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) in April 2012.  Zhou Rong of the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC) presented an overview of the Chinese roadmap for electric vehicle standardization.  Several other members of the ANSI EVSP made presentations, as did representatives from Chinese companies and national laboratories.

"ANSI is eager to deepen our relationship with Chinese experts, and to increase cooperation that will enhance development, improve the environment, and allow important technologies like electric vehicles to take root and thrive," Mr. Bhatia said.

The workshop presentations may be requested from Elise Owen, ANSI director, international development (; 202.331.3624).

About ANSI

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The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

SOURCE American National Standards Institute