The idea is to form common charging “language” for fast-charging electric cars from various brands.
Hans Greimel - AUTOWEEK
- Mar 16, 2010
Good move - no Sony vs BetaMax choices on plugs --Ed.
Japan's automakers aim to cement their lead in electric vehicles by making Japanese recharging technology the global standard and bringing it to the United States.
A coalition of manufacturers, including Nissan and Toyota, is teaming with Japan's biggest electric company and the government to make it happen.
They aim to corner the market on one of the technologies that will be key to the eventual acceptance of electric-powered cars: the high-speed charging points that will act like gasoline stations of the future and enable drivers to recharge and keep driving after their batteries run low.... [Read More]