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Toyota to Expand EV Charging Infrastructure in Japan

Toyota Prius Plug-in at Charging Station 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
Starting with November 15th and caring on until March 15th in 2014, Toyota Motor Corporation will perform verification tests in the Aichi Prefecture in order to assess the practicality of wide-spreading EV chargers.
The purpose of the test will also include expanding the charging infrastructure in hotels and nearby tourist sites, in response the EV and PHV user feedback.

Also, the testing phase is aimed to examine optimal charging locations (with the cooperation of the four local governments involved), trial user-friendly authentication methods (“G-Station” authentication cards will be made compatible with “EVC1” chargers) and encourage businesses to install chargers (coin-operated chargers installed at tourist sites or near other small businesses).

The test qualifies for the 2013 Subsidy Program to Support R&D for the Creation of New Aichi, a support fund established by Aichi Prefecture to counter deindustrialization trends.
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