will be collaborating with Spanish energy company Iberdola on a feasibility study to determine the infrastructure needs to support plug-in vehicles in Europe. Similar studies are underway already between automakers and utility companies in the United States and elsewhere. The two companies have a relationship through other projects being run by EPRI. Under examination will be the needs for private, residential, and commercial customers as well as for publicly-accessible vehicle plugs. Among the issues that need to be resolved are how rates will be determined for vehicle charging and billing mechanisms. The study will be focused in Spain and the UK.
[Source: General Motors