27 May '13, 4pm

German-Italian agreement on standardized charging plug for electric vehicles

German-Italian agreement on standardized charging plug for electric vehicles 27 May 2013 Representatives of German and Italian Standardization Bodies and experts of German and Italian industry have agreed to make a common proposal to CENELEC, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, to enhance the existing standard on charging plugs for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The compromise foresees using the Type 2 socket outlet with an optional shutter for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The option of using a shutter takes into account specific concerns in Italy and some other countries, and the special market requirements there. Compatibility with the Type 2 socket outlet that does not have this shutter, as used in the majority of European countries, is ensured. Over recent months Italian and German experts from standardization and in...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/05/plug-20130527.html

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