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More Electric Car Charging Points in Japan than Gas Stations

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Green-car skeptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations.

The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units -- including those inside private homes -- across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations.

While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service many more cars, the figures underscore efforts to boost green-vehicle infrastructure in Japan, long a leader in a sector that remains tiny globally.

Read more on electric car charging points on IndustryWeek.

IndustryWeek is an NED companion site within Penton's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group.

 

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