Euro bickering is short circuiting electric cars

Mark Nichol

Lack of agreement across Europe for a standard electric car plug and socket is threatening the existence of the electric vehicle (EV). That's the appraisal of Elektromotive, a manufacturer of electric charging points.

"In order to give people across Europe sufficient confidence in the EV market so that they will actually buy these vehicles, we need widespread agreement on standards – right now," says Elektromotive boss Calvey Taylor-Haw.