18 Feb '15, 9am

Japan Now Home To More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Than Gas Stations

This is interesting news to me. I never would’ve guessed it, because I have yet to personally see a public charging station here at all. Perhaps they cluster more in communities with active EV/renewable policies or something. I’m pretty sure the average Japanese person has no idea what is available to them either. From the discussions I’ve had, my impression is that the average Japanese citizen is holding back from buying EV’s primarily out of range anxiety and lack of convenient charging. The average city dweller lives in an apartment or condo block of some kind with no access to a home charge point, and they are not able (or at least don’t think that they are able) to charge at work or when out on their routine errands either. Perhaps things will change a bit when it becomes clear that a solid network of public stations exists for them to use. In the end though I think t...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/18/japan-now-home-electr...

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