It was reported this week that there are now more electric car charging stations in Japan than there are gas stations. The news comes from Nissan, who pointed out that there are now 40,000 charging stations in the country, compared with just 34,000 traditional gas stations.
“An important element of the continued market growth is the development of the charging infrastructure,” Nissan’s chief financial officer, Joseph G. Peter said in a recent statement.
Nissan has been on the cutting edge of electronic car development and they currently have two different electric models on sale in Japan, the LEAF electric hatchback and the e-NV200 minivan.
There is one important thing to note about these statistics, as they include private charging stations at people’s homes. This would mean that if a garage is locked up or a charging station is inaccessible, then that station is not necessarily open to the public in the same way that a typical gas station would be.
However, these numbers do show that a growing demand for electric car charging stations is being met, at least in Japan.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.