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Standard Charging Stations For All The Electric Cars

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 25.01.2013   |   
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No matter how silent and eco-friendly would be, the electric cars are not among the most reliable vehicles in the world. For example, most of them boast an authonomy ranging from 100 to 300 kilometers. Yet nobody guarantees you that when you go low on electricity you will find the charging station you need. Even if you get lucky and find that charging station, is pretty hard to believe that the plug fits the charging system of your car.

 

Soon all these disadvantages will become a thing of the past. And only because Siemens along with some well known partners in the automotive industry are working on the eNterop, the standard charging system that will be used by all the car makers for their electric models.

 

One of the most important factors in the acceptance of electric cars is how frequent and easily you can find a charging station. For this reason, the plug-in system developed within the eNterop partners are checking some really important features in this new plug-in system, such as setting the charge duration, the electricity price limits and the minimum charging level.

 

In addition to Siemens, the other partners in the eNterop project are BMW, Continental, Daimler, RWE, Volkswagen, Dortmund Technical University, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology. This project costs € 4.6 million and will be split 50/50 between the industry partners and the German Federal Ministry of Economics.

 

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