Electric vehicles will help to cut CO2 emissions and keep global warming in check.
By 2035, the government aims to achieve a 100% increase in EV sales.
Target by 2030: Installation of 150,000 EV charging stations / 120,000 standard charging speed / 30,000 quick charging speed
Local and national government subsidies will help save on the initial cost.
Despite the government subsidies and growing awareness of environmental considerations, there have been hindrances for users to go beyond purchasing one.
Long charging time
To get the mileage of about 100 kms, a fast charge of 20 minutes is required, which is a tough condition for busy drivers
Lack of EV charging stations
Long-distance travel, as well as trips to suburban or rural areas, may have a scarcity of EV charging stations.
Lack of EV charging facilities in apartments and buildings
Although 40% of people in Japan live in apartments, there are only a few apartments with EV charger facilities
High replenishment frequency
If you use your car every day for work and personal use, you need to recharge it every four days, which is more frequently than for a gasoline-powered car.
High cost of equipment installations
EV charger installation costs between 500,000 yen and 1.5 million yen. Application for subsidies is complicated, and there are cases where installation cannot be completed.
Consensus building for management associations
The process is complicated by the need to obtain beneficiaries’ agreement to share the cost of the equipment, as it is shared among housing complexes.
Operational Burden Post Installation
Even though housing complex facilities are installed, the beneficiaries bear no cost. It results in a heavy operational burden.
The lack of basic EV charging infrastructure and the unique decision-making process of multi-family housing are barriers that make it difficult to establish EV infrastructure.
*Apartment housing includes condominiums, apartments, terrace houses, townhouses, and other apartment complexes and row houses.
Terra Charge is committed to building an EV infrastructure environment that facilitates the spread of EV vehicles for the next generation of clean energy evolution.