Tuesday, August 3, 2010
No. 57: Build charging infrastructure in an apartment complex for electric vehicles (August 4, 2010)
Nissan Motor and Daikyo that is one of Japan’s leading housing companies will collaborate to build charging infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV). The two companies start the substantiative experiment in an apartment complex that Daikyo manages in Yokohama to explore the best way to install and operate charging equipment. They will work out the best billing and settlement method for charging with the apartment management company. Data and information collected by the experiments will be made public. The substantiative experiment is scheduled between January and March, 2011. Nissan will offer its Leaf for the experiment. While Nissan emphasizes the importance of building an environment for charging EVs in apartment complexes, Daiko wishes to increase the asset value and customer satisfaction of apartment complexes. The move to spread EVs is growing widespread by every industry concerned in Japan.