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Tesla Supercharger stations in Japan.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Benz, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Benz

    Benz Active Member

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    This thread is only for all the discussions and info regarding all the Supercharger stations in Japan.

    I have a question:

    Currently Japan has 3 live Supercharger stations (Yokahama, and 2 in Tokyo).

    If you look at the official 2014 Supercharger map of Asia on the Tesla Motors website, then you will see that there are three locations east of Tokyo with red dots. And 2015 is less than three weeks away.

    I am not sure which locations, but I guess that these three locations are:
    - Hamamatsu;
    - Osaka / Kobe / Kyoto;
    - Okayama.

    My question is if somebody can try to find out if any permits have been issued by local authorities to realise Tesla Supercharger stations somewhere in the neighbourhood of those three area's? And of course if there are any locations where there actually is construction work going on already?

    It would be nice if you could actually find them, and photo's are appreciated too.
     
  2. hiroshiy

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    As far as I know there's no way to pull out permits online... I personally heard Hamamatsu is in the parking lot out of Hamamatsu Service Area so people can drive off the highway from Hamamatsu Smart exit and charge there, go back to the highway from Hamamatsu Smart.
    Smart means electronic only toll gate for the cars with Electric Toll Collection system.

    Other locations in Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka I don't know.

    I think Tesla should have negotiated leasing a land within the service area. In Japan highways are not free so if you get out and charge, and back on, you'll lose a few dollars.
     
  3. Benz

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    Is there in Japan some kind of a orgenisation/club/movement/website that is in favour of EV's, and watches the progress of EV's, and promotes EV's, and informs the Japanese people about EV's?

    Something like the American website "Inside EVs".

    Link: http://insideevs.com/
     
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    When I'm back I'll write some info re communities.
     
  5. Benz

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    Any idea when you will be back?
     
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    Trying from my smartphone :)

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    By Nissan, this site is like PlugShare but only public ones, with this subsection for EV related blog posts

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    Japan EV Club
    Two major EV owners clubs

    I think that's it!
     
  7. Benz

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    The Tesla Motors Supercharger page:
    Asia-Pacific
    Today – 48 stations

    Currently on the Tesla Motors Find Us page:
    40 in China
    3 in Japan
    2 in Australia

    Where are the remaining 3?
    Maybe in Japan?
     
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    I don't know - Tesla promised to build 5 more Superchargers in Japan by the end of this year, so I hope we'll see a few more! 3 in Tokyo doesn't make sense...
     
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    Per the supercharger site, looks like Japan is the only country remaining within the "Asia" location due for SC's in 2014. As of know:

    - Tokyo =2
    - Yokohama = 1
    - Remaining = 5
     
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    Hamamatsu
    Kyoto
    Osaka
    Kobe?
    Hiroshima?
     
  11. Benz

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    The Supercharger stations in these cities (or nearby these cities) should already be well under construction.
     
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    Kyushu は? :wink:
     
  13. Benz

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    Not very likely, at least not before 2016.
     
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    On what authority are you writing?
     
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    IMHO instead of building three Superchargers in metro Tokyo area I would be very happier to have one Supercharger in Ura Nihon, namely, fukui, Ishikawa, toyama and niigata.
     
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    The 4th Supercharger station in Japan is now live:

    Kobe - Port Island Golf Course Supercharger
    Port Island Golf Course
    9 Chome-2-5 Minatojima
    Kobe, Japan
    港島9-2-5

    There must be more Supercharger stations in Japan that are currently under construction.
    The question is how to find the locations where they are currently under construction?
     
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    Wow you're really quick to find. Another out-of-way installations of Superchargers... Hope Tesla correct this.
     
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    The primary goal of building Supercharger stations is to enable long distance driving in a Tesla EV (S, X, 3, etc.).
     
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    I know - Kobe, Daiba are not on particular highway routes and you need to detour a fairly large amount of time if you are traveling. They are not major destinations either. Doesn't make sense to me.
     

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