via LA Times

Several of the largest automakers have pledged to work towards a universal charging station for electric cars. It would also be fast charging, drastically cutting the time needed to charge a car.

The system will use a common vehicle inlet/charging connector and will have a standard electronic method for the vehicle to communicate with the charging station. This will allow electric vehicles from Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen to  share the same fast charging stations.

The seven auto manufacturers said “the development of a common charging approach is good for customers, the industry and charging infrastructure providers. Standardization will reduce build complexity for manufacturers, accelerate the installation of common systems internationally and most importantly, improve the ownership experience for EV drivers.” LA Times, 12 Oct 2011.

According to the article, Nissan has also announced price cuts for home charging stations.

One Response to “Automakers Pledge to Universalize Electric Car Charging Stations”

  1. Ryan says:

    I read about the coming movie about bring back the electric cars and I was really interested with that concept. It’s good to hear that a lot of major car makers are collaborating that make the electric cars better alternative. With the rapid increase of gasoline prices worldwide, electric cars will be the best alternative in the next years. Good article.

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