"Europe Sets Common Standard for Electric Vehicle Charging"

"BRUSSELS -- The 'Type 2  plug developed by the German company Mennekes will be the common standard for charging electrified vehicles across the European Union, the European Commission has announced."

"Long sought by EU automakers, the common standard was announced Thursday as part of a set measures to build alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.

Clean fuel that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions is being held back by three main barriers, the Commission said – the high cost of vehicles, a low level of consumer acceptance, and the lack of recharging and refueling stations.

In this small circle, refueling stations are not being built because there are not enough vehicles."

Environment News Service had the story January 28, 2013.

Source: ENS, 01/29/2013