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Report: US to test Japan’s CHAdeMO quick charging system for EVs
30 December 2010
The Yomiuri Shimbun reports that the US will incorporate 310 quick charges using Japan’s standardized CHAdeMO system (earlier post) in its large scale EV tests being held in Arizona, California, Texas, Tennessee, Oregon and Washington State.
This will be the first time a large number of quick chargers using the CHAdeMO Method are used overseas and is seen as an initial step toward the Japan system becoming the world standard.
...While competition is intensifying worldwide over how to standardize charger systems, Japan’s CHAdeMo quick charger system is likely to be the global standard if it becomes widespread in the United States, observers said.
In March, 158 companies, including Nissan Motor Co., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and TEPCO, set up the CHAdeMO Association to unify standards in Japan. The association has begun full-scale efforts to spread the system overseas.
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