National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX) and its mission to advance EV charging in the U.S.
As part of its concerted push toward a more sustainable and equitable future, the Biden-Harris Administration has launched the National Charging Experience Consortium (ChargeX). ChargeX aims to develop rapid, on-the-ground solutions to ensure a convenient, reliable, and equitable EV charging experience for all Americans.
The Consortium is led by three national laboratories: DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Working in conjunction with nearly 30 committed companies and organizations, ChargeX is dedicated to delivering a reliable national charging network and addressing usability and accessibility issues across the industry.
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ChargeX’s multi-stakeholder approach
The consortium recognizes the necessity of multi-stakeholder collaboration to ensure successful electrification. By addressing key challenges such as payment processing, user interface, and vehicle-charger communication, ChargeX will ensure first-time plug-in success for all users of public charging infrastructure.
Improving the charging experience
ChargeX sets a goal of achieving successful charging at public stations nationwide every time a vehicle is plugged in. Collaborating with consumer advocacy groups, the consortium will collect customer feedback to measure the charging experience and track industry improvements over time.
ChargeX’s commitment to reliability
The consortium builds on the minimum standards set for Federal Highway Administration Title 23 funded EV charging infrastructure projects. Through initiatives like testing EV and charger software before deployment, ChargeX ensures that every EV works with every charger, safeguarding public and private investments in the nation’s charging infrastructure.
Participate in ChargeX
ChargeX invites EV industry stakeholders to join its mission to improve public charging reliability and usability by June 2025. Organizations willing to participate are encouraged to commit resources, data, and expertise to the consortium’s working groups.
Electric future: the impact of ChargeX
The establishment of the National Charging Experience Consortium marks a turning point in America’s green journey. By focusing on user experience and inclusivity, ChargeX is not only accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles but also shaping a resilient and sustainable future for the American transportation sector.