EU Drafts Bill to Eliminate CHAdeMO Electric Car Chargers by 2018

Despite having more 2500 charging stations on-line for active duty, it looks like CHAdeMO electric car chargers are on their way out. That is, if the rumors currently circulating about the EU’s parliamentary proceedings in re. electric cars are to be believed.

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Japanese Automakers Collaborate on Standard Electric Car Charger

Many of the perceived obstacles in the way of widespread EV adoption mirror the infrastructure obstacles of the 1900s-1930s, when cars ran on ethanol, electric power, kerosene, etc. There was no standard fuel, there were no standard gas pumps, and everything was new and different from the horse-drawn carriages people knew. Barely two generations later, we’re at it again.

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Automakers Agree on Single Universal Charging Port

Electric vehicles pose all sorts of problems for automakers as start to make this huge shift from fossil fuels to electricity. One problem are the charging ports, and figuring out an international standard so as to streamline the process. A major consortium of automakers from around the world are doing just that.

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Nissan Home Charger Gets Smaller, Cuter, and Cheaper

A new quick charging system will be available from Nissan’s parts dealers in November. But wait, you might say, Nissan already has a home quick charging system! True – but Nissan has continued to develop and improve its home charging station, and the new unit is about half the size of the old one with the same level of performance. It is also less expensive, which Nissan hopes will help it sell 5000 units by 2015.

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Report Predicts President Obama’s Electric Car Goal Short By As Little As One Year

A Colorado based research firm says that there will be 1 million pure plug in electric cars on American roads by the end of 2016 or start of 2017, meaning that President Obama’s goal of havine 1 million plug-in cars on roads by 2015 will be short by a year or less.

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