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Japan and India team up for affordable EV charging standard

Streamlined construction aims to give electrics a boost in emerging Asian markets

A driver charges an electric vehicle in New Delhi. A lack of charging stations has discouraged drivers from going electric.   © AP

TOKYO/MUMBAI -- Japan and India will join hands to develop an electric-vehicle charging standard for emerging markets, eyeing easy-to-build stations based on Japanese protocols that would slash installation costs by two-thirds.

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