A group of major U.S. and German automakers have agreed to jointly adopt a single fast-charging system in all future EVs. The new system, demonstrated at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 in California, allows EV owners to fully charge their batteries in just 20 minutes. Those automakers adopting this technology read as a veritable who’s who of EV industry leaders, including: Audi, BMW, Daimler, Chrysler, General Motors, Volkswagen, and Porsche. However, this list does not include just major automakers and EV players as Nissan, Mitsubishi or Tesla Motors.
While the adoption of a common charging standard across such a varied group of automakers certainly represents a significant step forward in the industry’s evolution, it remains to be seen whether those automakers left outside of the deal will be willing to adopt the same charging standard in the future or continue to utilize varying technologies.

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