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Insufficient: 4,700 EV charging stations in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have agreed to work together to promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles and build a charging network service that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan in response to the critical need to swiftly develop charging infrastructure facilities to promote the use of electric-powered vehicles.
Caption: EV charging station, Nissan Global Headquarters in Japan. Credit: TTNIS/Wikimedia Commons

Previously, each automaker assessed possible locations for charging facilities on their own. Now, they have agreed to work jointly under the common understanding that the charging infrastructure has public value and that enhancing it should be done quickly during the limited period that the subsidies are available.

Assisted by subsidies provided by the Japanese government, the four automakers will bear part of the cost to install the charging facilities, as well as build a convenient and accessible charging network in collaboration with companies that are already providing charging services in which each of the four automakers already have a financial stake.

Read more: Insufficient: 4,700 EV charging stations in Japan – FierceSmartGrid http://www.fiercesmartgrid.com/story/insufficient-4700-ev-charging-stations-japan/2013-08-07#ixzz2bJWQg9H4
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