Nissan and General Electric or GE have both signed an agreement that will see the companies work together in developing charging stations for electric vehicles. Both companies will focus on ‘smart’ charging stations that will help ease strain on electric power grids and provide better accessibility to recharging.

“Together with Nissan, we will take a comprehensive look at what technologies will be needed in the car, on the grid, and at home or work to make smart charging a reality,” said Mark Little, director of GE Global Research. Both companies will soon reveal specific projects under the new partnership.

Electric vehicles can be a good solution for emissions-free and fuel-free motoring but the major problem for now is infrastructure where owners may find it hard to recharge their cars especially during long distance trips. The other problem is that no one can give a straight answer regarding the life span of a pure electric drivetrain, especially the batteries.