Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

World / Science & Health Sep 20, 2014

Lack of charging stations hurting EV growth

by Kazuaki Nagata

The growth potential of electric vehicles is being hampered by a lack of charging stations nationwide, industry experts say. Some analysts in the industry have noted that electric vehicle (EV) sales have been slower than anticipated since mass-produced electric vehicles debuted in Japan in 2009. ...

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

Business / Corporate Sep 6, 2013

GM, Nissan log record sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S.

General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co., the biggest sellers of rechargeable cars, posted record U.S. plug-in sales in August as their low-cost leases pushed battery-vehicle deliveries this year past last year's tally. GM delivered 3,351 Chevrolet Volt plug-in sedans last month, up 18 percent ...

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Business / Corporate Jul 29, 2013

Carmakers join push to spread charging stations

Domestic automakers led by Nissan Motor Co., producer of the zero-emission Leaf car, said they'll team up to build up the number of the charging stations across the country to speed up adoption of electric cars. Nissan, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Mitsubishi ...