Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Another link in the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network planned
BMW and Volkswagen are teaming up to install 100 DC fast chargers in the Northeast (I-95 corridor) and on the West Coast. (Forbes story here) This is definitely good news as it demonstrates both recognition on the part of manufacturers that lack of fast chargers on major intercity corridors is a hole in their business plan for EVs – and their commitment to do something about it.
The only fly in the electric ointment is that BMW and Volkswagen (as well as the other German makers) are committed to the SAE standard – one of the three competing fast charger technologies – which won’t work for Japanese cars (e.g., Nissan) or Teslas.
Can someone call a meeting to deal with this problem please?