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Intense fast charger CHAdeMo: Swig tea while

[images] Race is on for EV charging

by Kazuyuki Kanai and Ikki 2010/12/25

The charging port on the of the Leaf [EV] has two sockets,

one for in at home, and one for use at quick-charging

stations. recharging holds the key to wider use of

vehicles, which still limited ranges even on a charge.

German-made vehicles, are incompatible with the CHAdeMO

In Tokyo, the electric version of AG’s Smart small set

to go on sale in 2012, is getting a run. However, since

quick chargers are unavailable, the car use slower

conventional equipment.

The Japanese and German quick differ in plug shapes,

of the AC-DC converter and how the charging data is

exchanged with the

If the German method prevails as the standards,

Nissan would to make costly modifications to the for

overseas sales, cutting its competitiveness.

Japanese manufacturers learned bitter lessons

international standards races in areas as electronic

appliances. In for example, Japanese makers been

able to boast of a technological edge, but they out to

European standards and now have no foothold.

To avoid a similar automakers, Tokyo Electric Co.

and other companies in March the CHAdeMO Association,

which to promote Japan’s quick-charging The

association is promoting its method to the

Electrotechnical Commission for approval as the

standards. Members include Toyota Motor Corp. and

Motors Corp. which the i-MiEV electric car.

electric vehicles are just the market,

starting with the and Leaf. Few or no technological or

safety have been set for the vehicles.

plans to release the Leaf by 2012. It has set a

production target of EVs in 2015 when combined figures

for France’s Renault SA, which it has capital ties.

strategy is to quickly capture a position in the

global EV market, establishing de facto standards for

vehicles, including battery

Winning the international standards is a must for Nissan, which

has spent 500 billion yen ($6 billion) to electric vehicles,

including lithium-ion batteries, since the

In addition to Japan, Germany and the States, China is also

international standards for EVs. To end, Japan is

also seeking cooperation of the Association of

Asian Nations and possibly of as well.

But simply winning the race should not be the sole

Although Japan won the standards for DVD it lost out later

in sales to emerging economies. Japanese disclosed

too much of their in trying to secure the standards.

is important, but we must be careful the

know-how drain, said a with an EV battery maker.

The Asahi Shimbun Company. All reserved.]

Nissan CHAdeMO Electric Cars

Firms set up electric car body

Mar. 16, 2010 Yomiuri Shimbun) — electric power

companies and firms set up [a CHAdeMO Association]. to

the use of quick-chargers. and standardize charging

The association comprises 158 businesses and

bodies, including Toyota Corp. Nissan Motor Co.

Motors Corp. Fuji Industries Ltd. Tokyo Power Co.

as well as such companies as PSA Peugeot Citroen

The charging system dubbed Method developed by TEPCO and

firms enables an electric to run about 60 kilometers on

a 10-minute enabling anyone to charge and easily

As the charger is able to read life data. it tops up

battery to the correct level, battery overheating due

to excessive

According to TEPCO, Japan is the country that has developed a

and safe charging method.

By national software standards for at a time

when the electric market is beginning to grow, the

hopes to compensate for some of electric vehicles, such

as a shorter range than vehicles, to make the

vehicles convenient.

Elsewhere in the world, automakers such as Daimler AG and

Motors Co. also are trying to electric vehicles and

CHAdeMO is an of “CHArge de MOve, equivalent to

“charge for moving”, and is a pun for O cha demo desuka in

Japanese, meaning about some tea” charging) in English.


SAE J1772 is a standard for EV charging. It has a connector

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