Tipping Point?

According to Nissan, there are now more electric car charging point in Japan than there are gas stations.

As Bloomberg reports the situation:

There are more electric-car charging points in Japan than there are gas stations.

That surprising discovery comes from Nissan Motor Co., which reported that the number of power points in Japan, including fast-chargers and those in homes, has surged to 40,000, surpassing the nation’s 34,000 gas stations.

We should point out that the number of charging points may have surpassed the number of gas stations, but most stations have several gas pumps, meaning that there's still a long ways to go before the # of charging points surpass the # of gassing points.  And we'll add that Nissan's figure include home charging stations, which often aren't publicly available for use by other electric car drivers.

“An important element of the continued market growth is the development of the charging infrastructure,” states Joseph G. Peter, Nissan chief financial officer.

The charging infrastructure is there, everywhere, actually.  Don't you see that plug in your garage?  What Peter likely means is that "an important element of the continued market growth is the development of the fast charging infrastructure."  That we agree with.

Source: Bloomberg