Nissan Signs EV Charging Deal with Saga Prefecture and FamilyMart

The efforts Japanese manufacturer Nissan is making in order to insure a smooth market entrance for its Leaf electric vehicles continue, with special emphasis being placed on locations in the domestic country.

More and more parts of Japan fall under Nissan's conquering march, with the latest addition to the trophy case being the Saga Prefecture. Here, Nissan, government authorities and FamilyMart decided to set up the needed infrastructure for the charging of the electric vehicles.

Even if there are currently only seven Leaf on the streets of the prefecture, their number will surely grow in the near future, making it imperative for Nissan to develop the charging infrastructure. To that end, the agreement signed between the three parties call for several measures to be taken in order to insure the success of the Leaf.

The charging infrastructure that will be established will function under the EV Ubiquitous name and will include everything from the charging points themselves to the management scheme of the chargers. On its part, the prefecture will work to insure that the EVs are a viable choice for the residents in that part of the country.

"I pay my respects to Governor Furukawa who has been actively promoting the development of a city friendly to EV driving. I also expect that wide-spread adoption of EV will be accelerated by the successful example of charging experiences at convenient stores in cooperation with FamilyMart. Nissan, with its sales companies and parts suppliers in Saga prefecture, will fully support the implementation of this partnership agreement,”
said Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan vice president.
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