The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has been awarded a significant grant to bolster the United States’ electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. This initiative, backed by a $2.9 million grant from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, aims to enhance and expand the EV charger testing environment at ACM’s Willow Run facility in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

In collaboration with CharIN and Argonne National Laboratory, ACM will focus on increasing the number of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI)-compliant DC fast chargers and implementing comprehensive testing for charger operability and interoperability. This project not only addresses the growing demand for robust EV charging networks but also ensures adherence to evolving industry standards.

Reuben Sarkar, CEO of ACM, emphasizes the importance of this development in the heart of automotive country, noting the need for more interoperability testing in light of the proliferation of new EVs and charging stations.

Erika Myers, Executive Director of CharIN North America, expresses delight in supporting this high-powered EV charging test facility, highlighting the demand for interoperability and conformance testing among CharIN’s members.

Moreover, the expertise of Argonne National Laboratory in interoperability testing and EV charging communication standards will be invaluable to this project. Thomas Wallner, Director of Argonne’s Transportation and Power Systems Division, is excited about Argonne’s continued collaboration with ACM and the Michigan automotive industry.

This initiative not only marks a significant step towards a more resilient and efficient EV charging network but also solidifies ACM’s role as a leader in advancing safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies.

For more detailed information about this groundbreaking project, read more here.