Standardization is a good thing – Electric cars get standard plug

“seven vehicle manufacturers have agreed to adopt a standardised charging system in Europe and the US. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have all signed up to the scheme.”

Finally we see manufacturers joining up to form a standard. You will soon be able to buy an electric car safe in the knowledge that the plug will be common between your first car and the second, your car and your wifes, the family car and the weekly run about.

Gadget makers have been working towards this for years in the micro-USB cable that you will find in just about any device (that is not an Apple device!) you can buy now.

via One Per Cent: Green Machine: Electric cars to get universal charger.

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