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Nippon Charge Service - Japan

Discussion in 'Asia and Australia' started by tess1988, May 30, 2014.

  1. tess1988

    tess1988 Member

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    Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi have established the joint venture Nippon Charge Service. The goal of the joint venture is to:

    • Promote the installation of chargers for electric-powered vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, EVs)
    • Help build a charging network that offers more convenience to drivers in Japan
    Additional highlights include:

    • Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) will support the joint effort of the four automakers by investing in the new company with its “Fund for Japanese Industrial Competitiveness.”
    • On November 12, 2013, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi jointly announced a plan to financially assist installers of charging stations and began taking applications from prospective charging station installers. Together with Government subsidies the grants will cover the entire cost of installation for successful applicants.
    • Financial assistance will be made available to businesses and operations to establish charging spots in key locations, such as at commercial facilities and lodging facilities, as well as en-route charging spots at highway service and parking areas, and convenience stores and service stations on regular roads.
    • Nippon Charge Service will manage the chargers and the installers of charging stations will be asked to participate in the charging infrastructure network operated by Nippon Charge Service.
    • Through the new company the four automakers will also provide car owners with a universally-accepted charging card. The system will up and running by the end of the year and will enable convenient access to the chargers operated by the new company.
    You can read read more including full press release here: Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi Form Nippon Charge Service

    my question is
    if a business installers a charging station and deciders to charge for it who gets the money, also hope they release info to google maps/GPS providers, universally-accepted charging card – why carnet they just use JCB card(I’m sure visa/MC/Amex is accepted in japan), anyway good step wish australia was like this
     

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