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AddEurope ready to sunset support for CHAdeMO DC fast chargers in 2018

Since its introduction, it has been clear that the SAE Combo DC fast charging system (pictured) is contentious. While most public charging network providers are hesitant to take sides and different engineers will tell you why one system is better than the other, the big fight was always between the automakers. On the SAE Combo side are of the format war are, mostly, the German and the US automakers and, on the competing CHAdeMO side are Japanese companies like Nissan and Mitsubishi. Stepping int

62BMW, GM successfully test SAE Combo fast chargers on i3, Spark EVs [w/video]

Think of it as a BMW-General Motors combo for the Combo. The two automakers have worked together to ensure that the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark Electric will be the first two US vehicles to be compatible with the recently developed Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) so-called fast-charging "Combo" standard

32European Commission decides on Mennekes type 2 plug standard

The European Commission's recently unveiled plan for cleaner fuels and lowered dependency on imported oil is counting on huge gains from natural gas and electric vehicles. While there are about one million natural gas-powered vehicles on European roads today, the number is expected to increase ten-fold by 2020. EVs are close behind, with millions expected to roll out during that same time period.

29Car Charging Group tips its hat to SAE Combo as debate continues

The battle between the SAE Combo and CHAdeMO DC fast charger just tipped a little bit toward SAE's "J1772 EV and Plug In Hybrid EV Conductive Charge Coupler." The Car Charging Group is endorsing the new SAE Combo standard that couples a DC fast charger with the J1772 AC 240-volt charger, all in one charging point.

63Why SAE Combo vs. CHAdeMO battle could be a big problem

Electric-vehicle drivers are bracing for a battle that could make Obama-Romney look like the Tennessee Waltz.

39EVS: After 24 million EV miles, Ecotality and Blink are ready for both CHAdeMO and SAE

One can think about conspiracy theories that maybe that's the way they wanted it be.

6EVS: Aerovironment's been around long enough to not pick sides in SAE/CHAdeMO debate

There's a good reason that Aerovironment proudly displayed the 20-year-old EV1 in its booth at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26): it's not a newcomer.

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