That’s according to the blog featured below from AGMA’s Mary Ellen Doran. It features her take out from an EV Town Hall event hosted by AGMA at the Motion+ Power Technology Expo.

The question put to delegates was, ‘Is the industry ready to roll up its sleeves and start the process of sharing common outcomes that will serve as the building blocks for standards for electric vehicle technology?’ The answer was a resounding ‘yes’.

So, as it was firmly established that there is a need for standards in the rapidly growing EV sector, how will the industry look to frame these?

Mary Ellen Doran highlights five key elements that she was able to identify from the discussions. Below are bullet point versions, her full account can be found in the link below.

  1. The industry is certainly more than ready to discuss standards for gearing in Electric Vehicles. In fact, gear engineers came to the event armed with examples of where they see gaps in the current standards and where they would like help and clarity on their current designs.
  2. That standards are still relevant. Speakers emphasising the need for standards and the need to get everyone involved, including the largest manufacturers. AGMA pointed out that in standards development there was always respect for proprietary information and the ability to maintain a competitive edge.
  3. The standards should incorporate many different types of vehicles. From agricultural vehicles, to off-highway machines and versions used in mining. Representatives of such companies were not only in attendance but contributed to discussions and were keen to stress the need to be part of the framework.
  4. Addressing the gap between emerging and developed technologies is a key part of the AGMA emerging committee’s focus. Representatives from other industries such as steel, stressed their need to be closely involved so they could stay ahead as new products could take years to develop.
  5. AGMA has the reach and experience to help the industry develop these standards. With 107 years as standard bearers for the industry, they have the ability to bring together the stakeholders to reach a consensus on standards.

For greater detail, please refer to the blog in full here.