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It may soon be a lot easier to charge an electric car very quickly.
According to USA Today, American automakers Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors have been working with German brands Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche to develop universal, fast-charging technology for electric vehicles.
It is being demonstrated for the first time today at the EV Symposium in California.
Over time, it is expected that this new system could charge cars in as little as 20 minutes.
But while all of these automakers are in agreement, two heavy hitters are still on the outside. Nissan, who makes the Leaf, and California-based electric car maker Tesla have not signed on for the technology yet. They may want to reconsider.
If the system can really reduce charging times to the 20-minute range, it might actually give electric vehicles a great chance to enter the mainstream conscience of car shoppers around the world.
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