ENECHANGE and TAKUTO sign a sales partnership
ENECHANGE Ltd. has agreed to collaborate with TAKUTO Co., Ltd. on the expansion of ENECHANGE’s EV charging ports installations. By establishing charging infrastructure in multi-dwelling units, we will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.
The government has set a goal of making the ratio of zero-emission vehicles in new car sales 100% by 2023. In order to reach this goal, the government has announced new guidelines to increase the target of EV charging port installations to 300,000 by 2030. Especially for charging in multi-dwelling units and similar locations, the goal is to install between 100,000 to 200,000 Level 2 charging ports, with a policy aimed at growing the charging infrastructure so that over 10% of EV users living in multi-dwelling units can charge their vehicles within the residence.
Since November 2022, ENECHANGE has been focusing on multi-dwelling units to advance the establishment of EV charging port environments. To gain support from condominium management associations, which is a hurdle for the introduction of EV charging ports, ENECHANGE introduced the Condo Zero Plan. The plan makes installation costs, monthly fees, and electricity charging free by utilizing government subsidies, and has been receiving inquiries from across the nation. Both residents and condominium owners anticipate that the introduction of EV charging ports in this way will lead to the enhancement of the property value of condominiums, as well as the improvement in convenience for residents through low-cost charging rates.
Details of the partnership
Leveraging TAKUTO’s network, which manages over 35,000 rental condominiums primarily in the Kansai area, as well as parts of the Kanto and Chubu regions, ENECHANGE and TAKUTO will propose EV charging ports to the owners of the rental condominiums under TAKUTO’s management. Residents will be able to use ENECHANGE EV Charge both at home and on the go with just one app, which is the most popular*1 EV charging app in Japan by the number of users.
*1. Number of iOS & Android downloads among five EV charging service companies (as of November 2023, according to data.ai research).
TAKUTO Co., Ltd.
TAKUTO Co., Ltd. delivers a range of real estate solutions focusing on property management, development, and regeneration. They offer effective utilization of land and buildings, residential proposals, life support after moving in, enhancement of property value through remodeling and renovation, as well as providing insurance plan proposals and consultation on inheritance matters, available throughout our customers’ lifetime to meet their living and housing needs.
Name: TAKUTO Co., Ltd.
Location: Orix Koribashi Building 2F, 3-2-7 Koribashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
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.