EVSE support for private sector

Last updated: 5 November 2017
EVSE subsidy for private sectors who invest chargers/stations. In 2013, the Japanese government announced a deal with auto industry leaders, Nissan, Honda, and Mitsubishi, to invest nearly USD 1.025 billion for building user-friendly electric vehicle charging infrastructure in key locations across the country. The partnership witnessed about 800% increase in the number of EV chargers nationwide, from 4,700 chargers in 2013 to 40,000 charging points in 2016. During the same year, the number of electric car charge points in Japan overtook the number of petrol stations, that is, 40,000 charging points in Japan as compared to 34,000 petrol stations. The government’s goal is to have fast charger every 9.3 miles (15 km) or within every 19-mile (30-km) radius. To support BEVs, operators can get subsidies of ¥5 million ($47,000) per charger and up to ¥45 million ($420,000) for construction costs. The subsidy established in 2013 was available from March 19, 2013 to February 27, 2015 http://www.cev-pc.or.jp/hojo/hosei_outline_h24.html. Not all of the budget was spend between 2013-2015, only JPN 30 billion (USD 250 million).And the subsidy established in 2015 was available from March 2, 2015 to December 28, 2015 http://www.cev-pc.or.jp/hojo/hosei_outline_h26.htmlThese subsidies aren’t available now.And after 2016, we provide subsidy scheme in each year. These budgets after 2016 are single-year-budget.The budget for 2016 was 2.5 billion yen.The budget for 2017 was 1.8 billion yen.The budget for 2018 was 1.5 billion yen.The draft budget for 2019 is 1.1 billion yen.

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