14. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

In an effort to streamline the process of charging electric vehicles, seven major automakers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen – have agreed to a single rapid charging system.

At an announcement made at the Society of German Engineers’ 15th International Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles Conference yesterday, the car companies signed the Combined Charging System — which will give all upcoming EVs the same charging interface. The interface will be capable of one-phase AC charging, rapid three-phase AC charging, at-home DC charging or ultra-fast DC charging at public charging stations. This essentially means that there won’t be a separate wire for rapid charging, or home/wall outlets.

via Major automakers agree to develop universal charger for EVs | SmartPlanet.