The ACEA, the European automotive manufacturers’ trade association, has agreed on industry standards to develop standardised plug design and charging for electric vehicles (EVs).
ACEA secretary general Ivan Hodac has asked regulators, infrastructure bodies and rivals across the world to adopt the same standard.
Hodac wants the European Commission to adopt the recommendations to help clear any remaining issues with electric vehicle charging “as soon as possible”.
ACEA hopes the pan-European standards will be introduced by 2017 to help deal with what will still be a relatively low market share of EVs in the market.
ACEA predicts that the realistic market share for electric vehicles will range between 3% to 10% of new sales by 2020 to 2025.