TOKYO – It was a significant development last August when the China Electricity Council and the CHAdeMO Assn. agreed to establish a common standard for their respective electric-vehicle charging networks. The two industry associations, one based in Beijing, the other in Tokyo, expanded their initiative shortly afterward to include India, the U.K. and several other countries. So, what does it all mean? In an interview, Dave (Makoto) Yoshida, secretary general of the CHAdeMO Assn., ...

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