Just days after General Motors put out the call to settle on a plug standard for electric vehicles, it appears that an agreement has been reached - in Europe at least. The plug design will be unveiled at a German technology fair on Monday by energy company RWE. The plug design uses three prongs and will support charging at up to 400V. For starters, Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Toyota and Mitsubishi have all agreed to the new standard.
It's not clear at this time if the same plug standard will be adopted by the task force working on the SAE J1772 standard. That group will be meeting this week in Detroit during the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. We'll be meeting with some of the representatives this week and we'll have more news on the standards situation.

[Source: Physorg]

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