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ENECHANGE and Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture, sign collaboration agreement to promote EV charging infrastructure
ENECHANGE Ltd. (hereafter: “the Company”) announces that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture,focused on the promotion of standard EV charging infrastructure within the city. The Company remains committed to supporting the development of Yuzawa City’s local community, the establishment of EV charging infrastructure, and the realization of a Zero Carbon City.
Background to the cooperation agreement
The government has set a goal of 100% low emission vehicles in new passenger car sales by 2035. Simultaneously, ENECHANGE has set a goal of investing up to 30 billion yen to install 30,000 EV charging ports in Japan by 2027. In particular, the Company is focusing on destination charging, and is actively promoting the installation of 6kW charging ports at commercial facilities, leisure facilities, golf courses, and other places where people stay for two hours or longer.
Yuzawa City in Akita Prefecture, which has declared itself a Zero Carbon City, has positioned the promotion of low-carbon next-generation transportation as one of its priority policies. As part of its efforts to improve charging infrastructure, which is indispensable for the spread of EVs, the city also concluded a partnership agreement with e-Mobility Power Co in February of this year, with a focus on fast charging. This new collaboration with ENECHANGE further extends their efforts by focusing on Level 2 (destination) charging. By promoting the installation of ENECHANGE EV Charge in city-owned accommodation facilities, etc., this partnership will improve convenience for EV users and promote the spread of EVs among citizens.
Details of the cooperation agreement
- To promote the spread of clean energy and electric vehicles
- Improvement of EV charging infrastructure
- Development of the local economy, including promotion of tourism and industry
- Environmental conservation and realization of a decarbonized society
- Provision of Level 2 EV charging infrastructure in times of disaster
Installation of ENECHANGE EV Charge, the No. 1* 6kW charging system, at public facilities
ENECHANGE will install ENECHANGE EV Charge, the No.1 6kW Level 2 charging system, at sports, cultural, and tourist facilities in Yuzawa City. In addition, we will help systematically build the charging infrastructure in the city, including installation at the newly developed multipurpose complex near Yuzawa Station, which is scheduled to open in 2026.
*Based on number of installed EV charging ports (6kW) by a secure app-based service provider (as of August 2023, according to GoGoEV).
≪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 Level 2 charging ports (3 kW)
・Connector: Type 1 standard, usable with all EVs and PHVs *Tesla requires a conversion adapter
・Voltage: 200V (AC)
・Charging cable length: approx. 5 m
ENECHANGE EV Charge
ENECHANGE EV Charge is an all-in-one service that allows installation of charging facilities for electric vehicles at commercial facilities, lodging facilities, and other destination locations, as well as condominiums, with minimal installation and operation costs starting at 0 yen per month. It currently has the highest number of installed EV charging ports in Japan. In addition to working with local governments to promote the development of local charging infrastructure, we also provide support for the realization of net zero cities by keeping relevant stakeholders updated of the latest information. ENECHANGE EV Charge also offers a full range of services for EV drivers. In addition to searching for charging spots, anyone can use the charging ports at any time, with an appealing pay-as-you-go system without monthly fees. ENECHANGE EV Charge charging ports are now also compatible with e-Mobility Power-linked charging cards issued by various automotive OEMs, further increasing convenience.
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.