Friday, October 14, 2011

Universal Electric Car Charger- Big Auto 7 Agreement


The 7 major car brands in the world have come to an agreement for a Universal Electric Car charger to be available in the US and Europe. Being announced Tuesday, this is major news and a giant step into the green initiative as convenience will make it far more accessible for the worlds major markets. This approach integrates all charging scenarios that drivers would face and require. Putting everything under single connector and communication system, changing the infrastructure to accommodate these chargers far more easier and speed up the process. They would even be backwards compatible with both US and European systems, all cars would be able to benefit domestically and abroad. They'll be using a single-port charging system for all configurations, from small home chargers to bigger public rigs on the sides of highways and roads. Also announced was the support for HomePlug Green PHY, which despite its silly name is a pretty sweet idea: it would allow everyone to link their car's to the smart grid using Powerline, which allows all kinds of useful goodies like diagnostic system checks.  

   (Prepare to see these in the nearest charging station to you)


Although an idea that most say was logical and similar to what gas stations are now, it is only possible due to the worlds biggest automakers coming to an agreement: Audi, Ford, GM, Porsche, Daimler Chrysler, BMW, and Volkswagen respectively. 

24 comments:

Michael said...

Electric cars...

I've actually never seen one in real life.

motsu said...

the only issue with electric cars, is that they use batteries....

batteries are not 100% efficient, meaning the energy they store is only a fraction of their input kWh... this means that we will just have to burn more coal and oil to power them.... we need to switch to nuclear (especially internal confinement fusion).... then we will get somewhere.

The Sorrow said...

Great blog man.Looks a good idea get this into the cars

Morph1n3 said...

Can't wait till this comes out.

Gibbo said...

The whole electric car movement I doubt will end up working, it appears Hydrogen fuelling is the way forward.

Watchful Cat said...

Sounds pretty cool, I'm glad they all came to an agreement.

Brofessor Neeko said...

Lol that's awesome. i want an electric car, but im always afraid it's short out on me in BFE

Leagueman said...

wow this is a huge step in the right direction, hopefully within the decade we will be able to all use these cars super efficently.

Deso said...

If this is the future, I'm frightened. I want to still be able to get gas by the time I die.

This Guy said...

I like electric cars, but what happens during an outage? there should still be a backup for gas or a secondary charging such as solar or something.

DWei said...

Hope I start seeing some of these in my city soon.

motivateyourselfus said...

This will be a great benefit for the generation to come.

Publius said...

This is great news, we need to get away from oil and help the environment. Very happy about this.

rebz said...

This should exist a long time ago, the ambient need this cars.

Give Everything said...

wow this is good!! i hope them to be available at south america soon!

yobro11 said...

Progress!

Slowly, but still progress.

My 2 Pesos said...

I'd buy one of those! :D

NickS said...

We need more electric car support in the states...itll never happen though.

Oscillating Fulcrum said...

That's good and all but if the electricity is coming from coal power plants then it's not really that beneficial. If it's from nuclear or renewable sources than it'd be great.

tgquagmire said...

i like the idea of electrical cars, but they can only go 100 miles, thats not far enough for me to want to buy one, plus having to install that new energy source at home is costly

yowillyjj said...

Its about time really..

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