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The smiling logo to the right is the symbol of the newly established CHAdeMO Association, a partnership between Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuji Heavy Industries and the Tokyo Electric Power Company. All of these organizations have at least one foot in the electric vehicle door (Nissan is diving in head first) and are the executive members of CHAdeMO, which "aims to increase quick-charger installations worldwide indispensable to further diffusion of electric vehicles and to standardize how to c

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One of the things that can prevent widespread adoption of electric cars is not having a standard charging system. Just ask Betamax or HD DVD how the lack of a standard can hurt.