Japan – is one of the first countries in the world, which started widely used cars on alternative fuels, and can now serve as an example of how quickly you can build the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, says the publication Transport Evolved.
Looking at a map of Japan charging stations, you can see many stations CHAdeMO DC of fast charging, cover every important route from north to south and from east to west. This was possible to made in part thanks to government initiatives to support electric cars, in part due to national, rather than regional approach to infrastructure charging stations.
At the beginning of 2015, in Japan, there were more than 2819 stations of fast charging CHAdeMO DC across the country, while in Europe the figure is only 1 532 stations, and in the US only – 854. According to Nissan’s all in Japan there are approximately 40,000 charging stations for electric vehicles of various types, while gasoline filling stations about 34,000 units.
Also recently in Japan gaining popularity sites like PlugShare.com, where people offer take advantage of their private charging stations for electric vehicles, one of altruism, for some it’s a profitable business.
But despite the fact that the electric charging stations in Japan are now more common than gasoline, the number of electric vehicles on the roads is still in small percentage of all vehicles registered in the country. Therefore network of electric charging stations has yet significantly grow and evolve as pour in tank gasoline or diesel is still much faster than the cars refuel at the station even fast charging CHAdeMO DC.
Besides electric cars gaining in popularity in Japan cars on hydrogen engine. The country is investing heavily in fuel cell technology and infrastructure of hydrogen filling stations in the national support program “Hydrogen society”. According to the government plan, the fuel with zero emissions in the future will be able carry more and more function – except for electric vehicles with fuel cells, it can also nurture houses.