28 Dec '11, 3pm

Check out: Sign of the times: Gas stations in Japan get into EV charging game via @therealautoblog

I have argued before that fast charging only makes sense at highway locations. I believe that people in Japan do not buy a car unless they have a dedicated parking spot, so there is the likelihood that even if they are an apartment dweller, this parking spot could be fitted with a level 1 or 2 charger. I have also argued that it makes more sense to have level 1 or 2 chargers at parking lots, and work places so the car can be charged where it would remain for long periods anyway. We do not know where these 27 gas stations are, but they appear to be widely separated, so they could be highway locations. It would seem to me that it is highly unlikely that any EV owner would consider this as their primary charging method and would use this rarely. As such the fixed monthly fee would make the price per charge very high. This charging plan started out as a free service and these ...

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