Other initiatives in the green strategy include fuel efficiency standards for trucks and for the air-conditioning units of cars.
Pete Harrison - REUTERS
- April 28, 2010
What will the standard look like? --Ed.
The European Union's executive said on Wednesday that standards for charging electric cars and vans should be set by next year and fuel efficiency rules for motorcycles be proposed this year.
Launching its strategy for green vehicles, the European Commission said: "The standardised charging interface should ensure interoperability and connectivity between the electricity supply point and the charger of electric vehicle."
Electric safety requirements should be proposed in 2010, while crash safety requirements and potential risks due to the quietness of electric vehicles need to be reviewed by 2012, it said.
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