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Electric Car Charging Stations Surpass Gas Stations in Japan

JackSawyer MA, United States 0 Ratings 23 Discussions 14 Group posts

Posted by: JackSawyer // Student

A survey conducted by Nissan has found that there are now more electric charging stations than gas stations in Japan. The survey revealed that there are more than 40,000 electric stations in comparison to 34,000 gas stations. With Japan being the third largest economy in the world, is this news an indicator of what’s to come? How did Japan achieve this?

The survey found that there are 3,000 public electric charging stations and the rest are in private homes. Japan has managed to accomplish this impressive feat by helping create and support the charging infrastructure. Government subsidies have gone to both electric vehicles and their infrastructure, subsequently, more and more people are purchasing electric vehicles and using charging stations. Furthermore, the government has helped set up services like charger maps to help drivers locate electric stations. All this support has made the choice of purchasing an electric vehicle easier for the consumer.

As well as being conscious of global warming, the Japanese government wants to encourage the adoption of EV’s for its economy’s sake. Japan does not have any oil reserves and so switching to electric makes sense for the country and its economy.

With Japan having one of the biggest economies in the world and a strong electric vehicle initiative, it is a promising time for renewable energy transportation and their practices will hopefully provide a template for other economies to emulate.

What do you think of this news?

MALICAY, LUCKY. "In Japan, Electric Car Charging Sites Surpass Gas Stations." In Japan, Electric Car Charging Sites Surpass Gas Stations. N.p., 05 Aug. 2016. Web. 08 Aug. 2016. <http://www.digitaljournal.com/business/in-japan-electric-car-charging-sites-surpass-gas-stations/article/471814>.

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