Japan Gets World’s First Coin-Operated EV Charging Station

While we tend to shun what we feel is old and outdated (using coins to pay for stuff, instead of dedicated cards, or regular credit cards, for instance), it seems that the Japanese have a different view on the matter, as they have just gotten the world’s first coin-operated EV charging station.
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It really isn’t that simple nowadays to simply drive up to a charger and pay for the electricity, as most charging station networks require some sort of membership (and a card) - some people are too busy or just can’t be bothered, so they’d rather pay with cash. The system has been designed to be very easy to integrate into the already-existent charging station network, in place all throughout Japan.

The unit will costs some $7,317 more than a regular charing point, but we say it gives people more options on how they want to pay. We are curious as to whether or not the system would work in Europe and the US, where people are now dependent on their credit cards for every single transaction they make.

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