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    Report: Why 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. The various automakers behind two incompatible plug-in standards for electric vehicle fast-charging stations are championing their own system as the better of the two just as global EV ...

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    Official: ANSI releases detailed electric vehicle deployment 'roadmap'

    It may not be an electric-vehicle junkie's version of "War and Peace," but it's pretty close. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which last year formed its Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP) to accelerate electric-vehicle component standardization, last week released the ...

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    European automakers propose global plug-in connection standard

    The European automotive industry has agreed on a common system for charging plug-in vehicle throughout Europe. The ACEA, Europe's automobile manufacturers' trade association, aims to standardize one type of connector for all plug-ins sold in Europe. ACEA's secretary general, Ivan Hodac, ...

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    Report: U.S. and EU close to establishing joint standards for plug-in vehicles

    The U.S. and the European Union are close to establishing joint standards for plug-in vehicles, according to Automotive News (sub. req.). During a speech in Washington, D.C. today, European Union trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht, stated:
    The EU and the U.S. are about to agree to an ...

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    ANSI forms Electric Vehicle Standards Panels

    To facilitate the mass deployment of plug-in vehicles while ensuring that supporting infrastructure is compatible and effective, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has formed the Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). The EVSP is looking for participants with relevant expertise to ...

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    The European standard charging plug for cars is selected after Mennekes design

    What does the plug used both by the Mini D project by Vattenfall al and BMW and the "e-mobility" project by RWE and Smart look like? Just like the one pictured above, which is a creation of a company called Mennekes. Getting all the interested parties to agree on a standard plug isn't an easy ...

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    Should we be thinking about standardized everything for plug-in vehicles?

    AutoblogGreen reader Michael V. is worried. With all of the work being done on plug-in vehicles by automakers large and small, he thinks a slew of propriety batteries, chargers and plugs will effectively kill (well, at least hurt) the widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles. Instead of just ...

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    China to ban cars from the Olympics, comply with international standards for car emissions

    China will ban about half of its 3.3 million cars from the streets during the Beijing Olympics (August 8-24) in an attempt to cut air pollution. Necessary cars like emergency vehicles, buses and taxis will be allowed but only if they have an even or odd number license plate number that matches the ...

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    MINI Cooper D being considered for Canada

    As talk progresses regarding possible national fuel standards in Canada to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, auto industry execs quoted in a Globe and Mail piece on the topic are basically unified in their beliefs that Canada needs to improve the quality and variety of fuels it sells. Whether ...


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