Electric cars are the future, but right now, not many people drive them. After all, there is the concern of range, or rather – the lack of it in addition to different kinds of chargers being used in different makes. It is nice to see the industry come to an agreement once in a while though, where German automakers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen have all teamed up alongside General Motors and Ford across the pond to reveal the Combined Charging System. This momentous event happened at the 15th International VDI-Congress and Exhibition in Germany.
Just what is the Combined Charging System? This is a universal setup which will make available a single port that will be compatible with the rest of the current charging methods, among them include single-phase AC, three-phase AC, residential DC or DC quick-charge at public stations. Supposedly, this is meant to reduce the complexity for development and deployment of electric vehicles. Guess with more and more agreements forthcoming as a standard across the board, getting an electric car does not sound that much of a hassle any more. [Press Release]