As reported in Green Car Reports and Wards Auto.
Wards Auto points out that only France has adopted a Type-3 charge format, which is compatible with all national European codes for use in buildings and connection to the electric grid.
Well, at least people can just plug into a socket for now while they wait for Europe to figure it out. Maybe that is how most people will do it as it’s much better than thieves stealing copper wire from the charging stations here in the U.S. as it seem to have happened many times and recently in Los Angeles at the Convention Center. It may just figure itself out as more cars hit the road. If there are 20, 30, 40 thousand cars on the road with an existing standard, it’s hard to believe they’ll just switch to something else, but who knows? Business has regularly has shot itself in the foot. At least in the U.S. we have settled on at least the level 2 charging standard with the J1772. Unfortunately though with Level 3 there is a storm brewing between the Chademo and new SAE J1772 “Combo” plug which can handle both the J1772 level2 and Level 3. GM, FORD and others support this, Nissan with Chademo. Let’s be positive and say all the competition is good?