25 Nov '11, 2am

Japanese carmakers to establish quick charging services #EV

Some of the biggest names in the Japanese car industry will team up to establish an organisation to provide membership based quick charging services for electric cars. Toyota , Honda and Mitsubishi will join forces with ULVAC Inc, Kanematsu Corporation, Kandenko Co, Suzuyo Shoji Co, the Development Bank of Japan and Chubu Electric Power Company to form the Charging Network Development Organisation , which aims to encourage the widespread use of electric vehicles and expand on existing charging infrastructure. By the end of October, only around 800 quick chargers had been installed in Japan– well short from a user’s standpoint. So far they have generally been installed at the owner’s expense by businesses and private organisations for their own use. However, under the new membership service, the quick charge owners will be able to register their chargers with the organisati...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/1...

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