Nissan collaborates on charging network in Japan

We’ve focused on Nissan’s LEAF model and other hybrids on many of our blog posts over the past few months (sorry if they’re getting old!), but when we keep getting more and more good news about the work we’re doing to lower our dependency on gas we just can help ourselves here at Nissan of Lake Charles! So, once again, we forge out to bring you more information on about the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, but this time it isn’t about the model itself but instead, the charging network available to its drivers.

Recently, Nissan decided to collaborate with Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi to work with the Japanese government to more than triple the country’s publicly accessible chargers. These increased numbers will affect the Level 2 and DC fast chargers, by about 11,000 units and 5,700 units respectively. This decision to work together comes from the obviously rising tide of electric vehicles, but to help smooth things over, the Japanese government has agreed to give subsidies worth 100 billion yen (nearly $1 billion US) to help build the new charging stations! With this new effort to make a country wide network available, Nissan and other OEMs are hoping other country will follow quickly in their footsteps.