Japan Has More EV Charging Stations Than Gas Stations

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Electrified vehicles are being heavily embraced in Japan.

Recently Nissan reported that the island nation now has more charging stations for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles than gas stations, exceeding 40,000. In comparison gas stations in the country total just 34,000. That first number includes fast chargers and home installs, showing that Japan has setup an impressive charging infrastructure as the country’s automakers continue to invest into electrified cars.

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The U.S. meanwhile only has about 9,000 public charging stations but several automakers are stepping up to help increase that figure substantially in the coming years. Recently, some experts argued that enhancing the charging infrastructure in the U.S. rather than offering tax incentives on EV sales would have been more beneficial in helping get more electrified vehicles on the road.

[Source: Japan Times]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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