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China taps Japan to create single standard in faster car chargers

Top safety features needed for replenishing electric vehicles 10 times quicker

A staff member hooks up a charging cable to an electric vehicle at a charging station in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China's auto sector has chosen to work with its Japanese counterparts to create a common standard in next-generation chargers for electric vehicles, with an eye on the safety features that Japan is known for.

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