- Press Release
ENECHANGE EV Charge introduced at gas stations in Kyoto
ENECHANGE Ltd. is pleased to announce that, as part of its ENECHANGE EV Charge service, it has installed its first one-port charger at Matsuiyamate service station (Kyotanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture), part of Shell Sekiyu K.K.’s Osaka Sales Office.
Background and Objectives
The ENECHANGE EV Charge service focuses on destination charging: charging at locations where drivers may spend several hours and want to have a top-up charge, such as golf courses and other leisure facilities, as well as universities and other educational facilities.
In the transition to net zero, service stations are expected to play a role as a comprehensive energy center that supplies energy to EVs and PHVs in addition to gasoline. At the Matsuiyamate service station, part of the Shell Sekiyu Osaka Sales Office, one EV charging station will be installed in the car wash adjacent to the gas station to provide a combined car wash and charging service for EV drivers.
The number of EVs and PHVs per 10,000 people in Kyoto Prefecture is 17.5, ranking 29rd in Japan*. We will continue to contribute to the spread of EV charging infrastructure in cooperation with companies working to create local communities and achieve the SDGs.
* Calculated by ENECHANGE based on the Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center’s “Subsidy Grant Status by Prefecture,” the number of EV and PHV subsidies granted (FY 2009-2019), and population estimates for October 2019.
Outline of facilities where the ENECHANGE EV Charging Service stations are installed
|Facility Name||Location||Number of EV charging ports installed (unit)|
|Matsuiyamate service station, Shell Sekiyu K.K.’s Osaka Sales Office||4-4 Yamatechuo, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto||1|
|Hours of Use||24/7
About ENECHANGE EV Charging Service
The ENECHANGE EV Charging service allows installation of EV charging facilities at minimal upfront cost, making it ideal for charging at public locations such as commercial facilities, lodging facilities, and other public destinations. To improve convenience for EV drivers, we promote the development of domestic EV charging infrastructure by providing EV charger hardware, applications for users, and charging management systems for site hosts.
ENECHANGE EV Charging Service website: https://ev-charge.enechange.jp/ *Japanese Only
About ENECHANGE Ltd.
ENECHANGE is an energy technology company that promotes a carbon-free society through digital technology with the mission of Changing Energy For A Better World. We offer services based on data utilization in the field of the 4Ds of Energy: Deregulation, Digitalization, Decarbonization, and Decentralization. Our company’s roots come from an energy data lab at the University of Cambridge, U.K., a country where liberalization is mature. ENECHANGE has a British subsidiary, SMAP Energy Limited, as well as a global network and analytical technology for energy data.
■For inquiries about the ENECHANGE EV Charging Service
EV Charging Service Division