Mitsubishi To Install Fast Chargers At All 700 Dealerships In Japan

DEC 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 11

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Mitsubishi will follow Nissan’s by installing fast charger at all of its dealerships in Japan.

By March of 2016, all 700 of Mitsubishi’s dealership in Japan will have at least one fast charger.

“The quick chargers, which will be mostly available 24 hours a day, can recharge about 80% of a car battery in half an hour. Users will have to pay only 1,000 yen ($8.27) a month if they have industry-wide membership cards.”

States Nikkei.

Both the i-MiEV and Outlander PHEV are fast-charge CHAdeMO) capable.

According to Nikkei, 1,600 of Nissan’s 2,100 dealerships in Japan have fast chargers.  All 2,100 have at least a Level 2 charger.

Source: Nikkei

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11 Comments on "Mitsubishi To Install Fast Chargers At All 700 Dealerships In Japan"

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Edward Arthur
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Edward Arthur

“can recharge about 80% of a car battery in half an hour” – what size battery?

Joshua Burstyn
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Joshua Burstyn

Good question. The iMiev I am not certain about but the Kia Soul EV is 27kW and indeed only requires 33 mins at 50kW DC charge rate to achieve an 80 pct refill.

Bonaire
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Bonaire
12kWh in 30 minutes would be great for most people. 18 kWh in 45 minutes even better. Problem is – who wants to go to a dealersip and wait? Why not put one in conspicuous places like a grocery market where people do spend 30-45 minutes doing some shopping. Maybe someday, these folks will consider public charging in places the public goes and not dealerships. Mits, Nissan, Ford and GM are going to be doing it wrong until someone tells them to do it right. I do think eventually that companies like our power providers work with big international firms like ABB to deliver a cost-efficient model of delivery of DC Fast Chargers positioned at public convenience stores. If placed on busy routes – there will be waiting – but it would also help grow the EV market. Tesla is already experiencing waiting. There was even someone who gave a public apology for parking their MS at a supercharger overnight outside a hotel and causing a line of waiters in the morning. I guess commuters were using the station? We keep seeing 9000-10000 plug ins sold per month here on insideevs’ scorecard. No where near that number, maybe 500 or… Read more »
CounterStrike Cat
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Japan is a small country. Dealerships are not out in nowhere. Most are just in the middle of the city and you will find other stores and restaurants around them everywhere.

io
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io

A Leaf or Soul EV will get its first 12 kW*h in 15 minutes or so, then it tapers down, but starting from low SoC, you should get those 18 kW*h in about half an hour.

Japan already has tons of quick-chargers; adding some more at whatever dealerships didn’t have any already only makes sense, if only just to show potential EV buyers how they work.

In the US, at least California, it’s becoming pretty common to see both L2 and QCs in stores parking lots, e.g. Fresh Market, Ikea (Blink/Carcharging), Whole Foods, Walgreens (NRG/eVgo) and Simon property malls (both):
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/simon-property-group-and-carcharging-unveil-new-electric-vehicle-charging-services-at-las-vegas-premium-outlets-north-and-south-2014-04-22
http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/147959/simon-property-installs-more-ev-chargers-will-it-benefit
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/charge-shop-berkeley-gains-two-134500479.html

In Europe too apparently, QCs get installed at supermarkets:
http://www.dbtcev.fr/nissan-and-auchan-france-to-install-130-quick-chargers/

I’ve shopped at specific stores just because I could QC there, and I’m sure will continue to do so.

CounterStrike Cat
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Not so much a question, because different sized batteries charge with different speed. 12,5 kWh, 16,5 kWh or 24 kWh have all very similar charging times to 80% at a 50 kW CHAdeMO station.

Anderlan
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Anderlan

Saying “fast” when you mean “quick” is confusing. Or maybe it isn’t. I guess I’m kind of glad that no one is referring to 240V 30Amp as “fast” any more these days.

Anderlan
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Anderlan

NRG charges $14.95/month or $9.99 per hit in Atlantia. Stingy EV-enthusiasm-killing bastards.

Anderlan
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Anderlan

I mean, the Japanese price is better than Georgia. What the hell, NRG, what the hell?

DNAinaGoodWay
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DNAinaGoodWay

$15/month would be good if you couldn’t charge at home, or traveled a lot.

If only Nissan, Kia, and Mitsu would persuade every dealer here to put QC in and keep them working and available. Lack of dealer support is a real drag.

Jay Donnaway
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The i-MiEV takes a maximum of 19 minutes to reach 80% SOC on it’s 16 kWh pack, and that’s from turtle on a 50 kW DCFC station. The Outlander PHEV should be less for it’s 12 kWh pack. All you LEAFers out there, if there’s a lineup at the fast chargers- get behind a Mitsubishi!
This sort of DCFC deployment at US dealers would be a perfect accompaniment to the long-overdue Outlander PHEV in the US market.