“We expect first 150kW standardized chargers to be deployed in 2017.”
CHAdeMO’s Secretary General Dave Yoshida says the Japanese standard is looking to amend its protocol and allow for a 150kW charging. If the market demands, a 350kW version could also be a possibility. The association is currently looking into the feasibility.
“I would talk about an all-around product instead of a bridge technology. A long time will pass before purely electric vehicles have a truly large-scale presence in the market – far beyond the lifespan of our plug-ins.”
Klaus Froehlich, BMW executive and chief of development, describes plug-in hybrids as an integral component to the company’s electric mobility new strategy.
“For now, we are Scandinavian, but we have European ambitions.”
Though Mads Harder-Lauridsen, Business Development Director at electric mobility operator Clever, did not give details about those ambitions, he says they are looking to expand further across Europe and are already in talks with several European brands.