- Press Release
ENECHANGE EV Charge Introduced at Six Premium Outlet Facilities
ENECHANGE Ltd. is pleased to announce the installation of twelve Level 2 charging ports with 6kW output at six Premium Outlet facilities. Additionally, further installations have been commissioned from April 2024 onwards, marking a step forward in enhancing customer service and contributing towards the realization of a decarbonized society through the adoption of the user-friendly ENECHANGE EV Charge.
The government has set a goal to make low-emission vehicles account for 100% of new passenger car sales by 2035. To achieve this target, it aims to double the current number of EV charging ports from 150,000 to 300,000 by 2030. Specifically, between 100,000 to 150,000 of these ports are designated for public destination charging, necessitating the installation of over 10,000 charging ports annually.
ENECHANGE plans to invest up to 30 billion yen by 2027 to install 30,000 Level 2 charging ports across Japan, focusing on destination charging that allows users to top up their vehicle’s battery during stays of 2-3 hours or more at commercial facilities, leisure venues, golf courses, and accommodations. There is a growing demand for the 6kW Level 2 charging ports at commercial facilities, as they enable shoppers to charge their vehicles without time restrictions and ensure a certain amount of charge.
Overview of Charger Installations
Mitsubishi Estate-Simon’s Premium Outlets, located at 10 sites nationwide, are popular outlet malls offering a unique and open space where shoppers can enjoy discounted shopping from popular domestic and international brands, along with a gastronomic experience. Level 2 EV charging ports with 6kW output have been installed at the Premium Outlets of Sano (Tochigi Prefecture), Shisui (Chiba Prefecture), Toki (Gifu Prefecture), Kobe Sanda (Hyogo Prefecture), Rinku (Osaka Prefecture), and Tosu (Saga Prefecture). By selecting ENECHANGE EV Charge, the leader in the number of EV charging port installations*1 and app user base*2, convenience for shoppers traveling by EV is enhanced.
*1. Based on the number of installed EV charging ports by an app-based service provider (as of December 2023, according to GoGoEV).
*2. Number of iOS & Android downloads among five EV charging service companies (as of November 2023, according to data.ai research).
Parking lot name: Rinku Premium Outlet
Location: 3-28 Rinku Oraiminami, Izumisano-shi, Osaka
Number of EV charging ports: 2
Hours of use: 24 hours, subject to parking lot operation hours
Charging Port Overview
Model installed: Charge 2
Authentication type: ENECHANGE EV Charge app, charging cards
Maximum output: 6kW (Capable of charging at twice the speed of other 3 kW Level 2 charging ports)
Connector: Type 1 standard, usable with all EVs and PHVs (Tesla requires a conversion adapter)
Voltage: 200V (AC)
Charging cable length: approx. 5 m
After the recent installation of charging equipment in six facilities, Mitsubishi Estate-Simon has decided to expand and upgrade its charging ports through ENECHANGE EV Charge after April 2024 as well. ENECHANGE, along with Mitsubishi Estate-Simon, will continue to contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society by promoting the spread of EV charging infrastructure.
Premium Outlet URL: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/
ENECHANGE EV Charge
ENECHANGE EV Charge is an all-in-one service to install charging ports for electric vehicles at condominiums, commercial facilities, lodging facilities, and other destination locations starting at 0 yen per month. The service currently has the highest number of installed EV charging ports in Japan*2. The EV Charging business also offers a comprehensive service for EV users. With the No.1*1 EV charging app in user numbers, you can not only search for charging spots but also enjoy the simplicity of paying only for what you use without a monthly fee – a feature available for anyone to use at any time. This user-friendly service has been recognized and awarded the Good Design Award for the year 2023.
*2. Based on the number of installed EV charging ports by an app-based service provider (as of December 2023, according to GoGoEV).
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 4Ds of Energy: Deregulation, Digitalization, Decarbonization, and Decentralization. Our company’s roots come from an energy data lab at the University of Cambridge, UK, a country where liberalization is mature. ENECHANGE has a UK subsidiary, ENECHANGE Innovation Limited, as well as a global network and analytical technology for energy data.