Technology.am (Apr.20 , 2009) — To develop a common plug is a big step towards the mass production of electric cars.
The automotive and energy companies have made an agreement to make common “plug” to recharge electric cars.
The three-point, 400-volt plug, will be launched on Monday at the world’s biggest industrial technology fair in Hanover, Northern Germany, this plug will allow electric cars to be recharged anywhere within minutes.
“A car must be able to be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France,” an RWE spokeswoman, Caroline Reichert, said.
The agreement to make a common plug represents several major automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Toyota and Mitsubishi.
Energy firms signed up to the accord include Eon, Vattenfall, EDF, Npower, Endesa and Enel.
Berlin hopes that one million electric cars will be on the road by 2020. RWE and Daimler launched a pilot project in Berlin in September.