Tokyo Utility Setting Up 200 Quick-Charge Electric Car Stations In Japan

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is planning to install 200 electric car charging stations during fiscal 2009, with an additional 800 stations planned within the next three years, according to a report today on the Nikkei Net Interactive service. The stations, expected to cost $36,500, will utilize a TEPCO-developed quick-charge process that after a five minute charge provides enough juice for 25 miles, or 37 miles using a ten minute charge. Mitsubishi and Subaru are expected to release electric vehicles in the Japanese market next year, so dealers for both companies have signed on to receive charging stations, along with Japanese retailer and flux manufacturer Aeon. [Nikkei via Green Car Congress]

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