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European charging infrastructure to cater for all EVs by 2017

European car manufacturers have defined a standard specification for connecting electric vehicles to the electricity grid.

A standard European charging point is seen to be crucial for installing a common infrastructure for charging EVs across the continent.

Ivan Hodac, secretary general of the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association) said: "This is an important step towards the successful deployment of electrically chargeable vehicles. A uniform and user-friendly charging infrastructure is a prerequisite to build a market.

"We want to avoid a situation where customers have to carry a multitude of charging cables to use their vehicles in different cities, regions and countries."

Japanese and South Korean manufacturers have also been closely involved with the development, suggesting that the European specification could ultimately form the basis for a global standard.

A common specification across the EU will become standard for all new EVs by 2017.


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Calorus 5 July 2010

Re: Car makers agree EV standards

Massively off topic, but totally true.

Terrorists are easiest to stop by living quiet, unobtrusive happy, healthy, wealthy lives.

When was the last time anyone bombed Norway? More cash per head than anyone else in the world, more equal than almost everyone else in the world, virtually no military spending, foreign policy which equates to 'Hello, world!' and a counter terrorism department consisting of a young lady named 'Olga' who works part time in the summer holidays...

But no, we endeavour to be the USA's idiot stooge, and, yet worse, we succeed.

Calorus 5 July 2010

Re: Car makers agree EV standards

China are standardising that around the Micro USB!

But we Euros'll have a bigger win!

beachland2 2 July 2010

Re: Car makers agree EV standards

they are cutting back in the right ways, massive cuts in the anti-terrorist police units and intelligence. Which i dont see the point of existing at all. nothing can stop a terrorist if they want to cause terror. you can fill a street up with tanks and soldiers and it wouldn't make any difference.

I also think any police that have appeared on any television fly on the wall programmes should be removed from service.

And all existing police should have a psychological assessment for job suitability. Too many stories/videos of police being illegally inept. The main pattern seems to be of insisting they are always right, what's wrong with a police person saying "I dont't know if what you are doing is acceptable, but wait a moment while i just check as i dont want to get it wrong."


I dont think street charging will happen anyway, there is no way having cable on a pavement overnight is acceptable. the owner would get hundereds of court cases for suing for accidental trip injuries every month.