Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi And Subaru To Develop Electric Car Recharging Sites
Four automakers from Japan have formed a coalition to develop network to recharge electric vehicles. The alliance is called Chademo and wants to create a set of standards in the industry.
Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuji Heavy Industries and Tepco are founded CHAdeMO association, which is designed to create the necessary infrastructure for electric vehicles.
The ultimate goal of the Chademo association is developing an infrastructure that allows the distribution and use of electric vehicles globally for the general public. Also, the Chademo association wants to make the installation public points to recharge electric vehicles and create standard loading systems that these vehicles use.
Over 150 international companies have shown interest to enter the draft Chademo, they belonging to the automaker industry, but services or energy industry. Chademo name comes from a phrase in Japanese that translates free in “a cup of tea while charging”. Founding members of the Chademo association want to create new standard procedures for fast loading of electric vehicles.
In addition to assisting the development of electric vehicles, the Chademo members want to deal with hybrid vehicles that can be loaded on the outlet. Nissan and Mitsubishi have already submitted concepts that anticipate the future of electric models, while Toyota offers hybrid vehicles over 10 years and presented a hybrid vehicle that can be loaded from the outlet last year. Fuji Heavy Industries is the company that owns the Subaru brand, which has already launched an electric small car on Japan market.