Monday, April 20, 2009

Fill erv Up with Digital Fuel

Why does the last few meters of the World Wide Web
still run over analogue copper wires???

Could it be that a ubiquitous or commonly adopted standard
is just too embedded into society to change that quickly...

The European digital automaking world would disagree
in terms of the future of filling up on digital fuel.

Rather quickly and quietly, they have standardized
the future gas station as 3 prongs filling 400 volts.

That's kind of like gas station decades ago
deciding on the same size nozzle and octane.

For all you digital automaking enthusiasts out there,
start your 400V motors, controllers and transformers.

All those proprietary designs that R&D has spent billions on
over the past few decades will probably be replaced by a few
common ubiquitous simple yet heavy duty versions of the household plug.

Think twice before you install a special charger at home
like the ones designed for the EV-1, RAV4-EV, Honda EV, Think or Tesla.

Or who knows, maybe we'll see an alphabet soup of adapters,
cords, transformers and converters at the local Radio Shack
so you can plug in your collectible early model digital car
into the new standard just announced???

Here's the relative news links:
Agreement reached on common plug for electric cars
BERLIN (AFP) — Leading automotive and energy companies have reached agreement on a common "plug" to recharge electric cars, a spokeswoman for German energy ...

Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles
Caroline Reichert, a spokeswoman for the Germany energy company RWE, said leading automotive and energy companies have reached an agreement for a ...

E-car industry agrees on one plug to rule them all
Berlin - Electric car makers and power companies are to unveil this week a standard Europe-wide power plug to recharge the batteries of electric vehicles, ...

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