In a controversial move, the European Union Parliament is reported to be considering new legislation which would eliminate CHAdeMO charging stations in Europe by the end of 2018. While the proposed legislation would certainly drive the cause of charging standard unification, supporters of the CHAdeMO standard argue that the technology is already too widespread to terminate entirely, with some 650 stations installed in Europe and another 1,000 set to be deployed by the end of 2013. Furthermore, they contend that the EU supported CSS charging standard has yet to be implemented in Europe and, while supported by such major automakers as BMW, GM, and Ford, remains a minority in total users due to the Nissan LEAF’s, which uses the CHAdeMO standard, immense popularity.

EU lawmakers insist that the time has certainly come to being taking bolder and more forceful steps in the name of harmonizing charging standards and easing consumers’ concerns over the challenges of adopting electric vehicles.  

Source: "European Parliament Considers Legislation To Kill CHAdeMO Electric Car Chargers" at plugincars.com 

Read More: "EU Drafts Bill to Eliminate CHAdeMO Electric Car Chargers by 2018" at Gas2.org 

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