Most european car makers won't go with the SAE solution as that does not support 3-phase charging. Much easier to put one Mennekes and one CHAdeMO port on the cars.SanDust wrote:I guess this is true if by rest of the world you mean Japan. Europe has most definitely not signed on to CHAdeMO. In fact BMW may be the most active manufacturer in the development of the the SAE standard, which, BTW, is designed to deal with the various European electrical systems. The car manufacturers don't want two plugs. They want one plug which will work with anything from 120V to 600V. The powerline and V2G capabilities are also a bonus as is the 4x faster charge times and not having to rely on a ground fault interrupt.JPWhite wrote:They also would like to see the standard adopted by the US, like the rest of the world has already.
CHAdeMO is definately the defacto standard here in Norway at least, some 30 stations should be operational by year end and at least twice that next year. Currently around 10-15 are finished.