- Press Release
ENECHANGE EV charging stations installed at two Ecolo Park coin-operated parking facilities at Osaka Prefectural Government offices
ENECHANGE Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has installed a total of 4 charging stations as part of the ENECHANGE EV Charging Service, two each at two new Ecolo Park coin-operated parking lots at the Osaka Prefectural Government offices. The sites are operated by Ecolocity Co., Ltd, a parking lot and coin-operated parking lot operator. This is the first installation of this service in Osaka Prefecture.
Background and Objectives
The expansion of charging infrastructure is urgently needed to promote the spread of electric vehicles (EVs). Under the “Osaka Electric Vehicle Promotion Strategy,” Osaka Prefecture is working to promote the spread of electric vehicles that emit less CO2. In 2020, the rate of electrified vehicles in the prefecture, which includes both EVs and PHVs as well as commercial vehicles, was 16.8%, and the goal is to raise this figure to 40% by FY2030*1. The number of EVs and PHVs per 10,000 people in Osaka Prefecture is 12.2, ranking 44th in Japan*2 .
*1 “Osaka Electric Vehicle Promotion Strategy”
*2 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 (FY2009-2019), and population estimates for October 2019.
Municipal facilities with a highly public nature, such as the Osaka Prefectural Government, are very suitable locations for EV charging stations because of the large number of people who visit them. We expect that this will help enhance convenience for EV drivers by allowing them to use the time they spend at the municipal office or by taking a trip to the adjacent park as a chance to charge. We will continue to strengthen its partnership with Ecolocity and promote the installation of the system in coin-operated parking lots and parking garages.
Outline of service and facilities where the ENECHANGE EV Charging Service is installed
|Facility Name||Location||Number of EV charging stations installed (unit)|
|Parking lot, Osaka Prefectural Government (West side of Main Building)||2-chome, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka||2|
|Parking lot, Osaka Prefectural Government (In front of Osaka Castle)||3-chome, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka||2|
|Hours of Use||24 hours|
ENECHANGE EV Charging Service does not require prior membership registration. Scan the QR code on the main body of the ENECHANGE EV charging station with your smartphone camera to register your credit card information and user information. Follow the instructions displayed on the web version (to be replaced by an app in the future) to connect the charger. Users can see the start of charging and the status during charging, while the end of the charging session will be notified by push notification.
About ENECHANGE EV Charging Service
The ENECHANGE EV Charging service allows installation of EV charging systems at minimal cost, ideal for charging at public facilities, commercial facilities, lodging facilities, and other public destinations, It is rapidly expanding as we enter 2022. To improve convenience for EV drivers, we are developing a variety of software, including a smartphone application scheduled to be released in summer 2022.
ENECHANGE EV Charging Service website: https://ev-charging.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