28 May '12, 5am

European organisations settle on electric car plug system

European organisations settle on electric car plug system

Some of the most important organisations in the European automotive sector have agreed on a harmonised plug system for electric vehicles (pictured). The Union of the Electricity Industry (EURELECTRIC), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have agreed on the Type 2/Type 2 Combo inlet/connector for electric vehicles, starting in 2017. According to an official statement from EURELECTRIC, it is vital that Europe adopts a single connector so that infrastructure can advance across the continent. ACEA has agreed on a number of recommendations including the use of the Type 2/Type 2 Combo to be standard in the European car market both on the vehicle and public charging side, as long as it meets national safety requirements. It believes that standardisation will allow for a real global solution to be es...

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