In a recent study commissioned by Nissan it was found that there are now more Electric car charging points in Japan than there are petrol stations. Across the country there are 35,000 petrol stations and 40,000 charging points.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) 10 May 2016
Whilst quite a lot of these charging points are private charging points installed in homes this is still a significant sign that the rise of electric cars will continue. This will also be helped by new services that allow private owners to share their charging points much like homes are shared on Airbnb.
Japan has been very progressive in heavily subsidising electric cars and charging points and we can’t help but feel that until other governments follow suit many countries adoption of electric cars will be slow.