Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook View our linked in profile View our RSS feeds
SustainableBusiness.com
 
News
Your daily source for sustainable business & sustainable investor news.

(view sample issue)


This is an archived story. The information and any links may no longer be accurate.

05/04/2012 02:21 PM     print story email story  

Automakers Agree to Standardized Charging Systems for Electric Cars

SustainableBusiness.com News

Eight automakers announced an agreement to standardize charging systems for electric cars, saying harmonized technology will speed up charging times.

Ford, General Motors, Chrysler-Daimler, Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen agreed to combine "one-phase AC-charging, fast three-phase AC-charging, DC-charging at home and ultra-fast DC-charging at public stations into one vehicle inlet."

Standardization will "allow customers to charge at most existing charging stations regardless of power source and may speed more affordable adoption of a standardized infrastructure," they say.

The International Society of Automotive Engineers selected the system based on an analysis of existing alternatives and preferences of customers. It will available for all 2013 models in the US and Europe.

The uniform standard will have identical electrical systems, charge controllers, package dimensions and safety mechanisms and will be adopted internationally.

Automakers will display the charging systems at the upcoming Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles.



Reader Comments (0)

Add Your Comment

(Use any name, your real name is not required)
Type the characters you see in the picture below.

home |about us |contact us |advertise |feeds |privacy policy |disclosure

Compare Green Cars   |   Find Alternative Fueling Stations