30 Jul '13, 11am

Japanese car giants team up for electric car charging infrastructure

There is not much that will bring Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi together but with all four brands offering electrified vehicles, the installation of public charging stations in their native Japan, is the one exception. With support from the Japanese government, the four usually fierce rivals will fund a programme to install a national network of charging station and work with government agencies and local authorities to increase the market for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, to help their native country meet its target for alternative fuel cars to account for up to 20 per cent of new sales in Japan by 2020. While Toyota has its plug-in Prius to promote, Mitsubishi has its i-MiEV city electric car and Outlander plug-in hybrid to sell, Nissan has its LEAF electric hatchback and Honda its Fit (Jazz)EV. At present, there are about 1,700 quick chargers and just ove...

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