Mitsui Fudosan Co. and NEC Corporation are set to install the largest charging site in all of Japan.
125 AC spots will be available at Tokyo Midtown in December 2014.
"The two companies will install 125 chargers for EV and PHV at Tokyo Midtown, one of Tokyo's most recognizable high-rise developments, featuring offices, shopping, housing and hotels. This will be the largest number of EV/PHV chargers within a single facility in Japan and is expected to improve convenience for customers and contribute to mass deployment of EV/PHV"
Not many cities have 125 charging points and we are talking about just one facility here.
Supplier of the EVSEs will be NEC, who recently introduced wall-mounted AC stations, which will be combined with NEC's wall-mounted charging controllers that can perform user authentication for multiple chargers, centralized billing management and monitoring of chargers operation.
Yasuhiro Nakamura, general manager, Tokyo Midtown Development Department, Mitsui Fudosan stated:
"Mitsui Fudosan promotes smart city development by taking on a wide variety of social issues ranging from environmental and energy projects to urban development. Following Tokyo Midtown, we will continue developing progressive initiatives that promote a low-carbon society through the introduction of large-scale charging infrastructure to major facilities."
Yutaka Noguchi, general manager, Global Products and Services Development Division, NEC Corporation remarked:
"NEC focuses on solutions for society with a commitment to being a social value innovator. We will continue to contribute to a low-carbon society by deployment of innovative new EV and PHV charging infrastructure."