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Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi will collaborate on charging network in Japan

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Nissan Leaf gets charged up

A rising tide and electric vehicles may make for a mixed metaphor, but four of Japan’s largest automakers say they’re going to work together to build out enough of a charging infrastructure to boost demand for plug-in vehicles in their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work with the Japanese government to more than triple both the country’s publicly accessible chargers – both Level 2 and DC fast chargers – to about 11,000 units and 5,700 units, respectively.

The government has already said it stands ready to unleash about 100 billion yen (roughly $1 billion US) worth of subsidies to help build out more regular chargers in places like shopping malls and restaurants, while deploying fast chargers at or near highway rest stops and gas stations. Either way, everyone’s shooting to have as much as 20 percent of all new cars being represented by plug-ins by the end of the decade. Read Nissan’s press release below.

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