SAE To Create Standards For Plug-in Cables

There are several challenges to overcome before electric cars can be used as a major transportation system. We often focus on the vehicle itself, which still has plenty of work to be done.

However, with gasoline and diesel the entire infrastructure is already in place. For electric vehicles a new structure will have to built. At the beginning, EV owners will get special adaptors installed in their homes, but if each manufacturer offers something different, then people will have trouble recharging when away from home. Standards need to be created so that every EV can recharge with every recharger.

What connects the charger and the chargee? Simple, a cable with plugs on both ends. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is expected to publish a set of standards that plug-makers will need to adhere to so that their prospective cables are safe and uniform.

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