With oil prices going crazy we need technology that improves the use of electric cars, and this is just what Japan are doing with the introduction of vending machines that charge electric cars.
An article over at The Independent is reporting that ten companies have announced plans for charge stations; these will be sited across Japan in a cost-cutting measure. The group of companies which include Panasonic Electric Works, Forking Co. will work together to produce and develop electric vehicle chargers.
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Forking has access to 1.2 million vending machines across Japan which is around half the total in the entire country. The group of firms is planning to add around 10,000 vehicle chargers at vending machine sites beginning the end of this month. SoftBank Mobile and SoftBank Telecom are set to provide telecom services for the charging stations.
We have seen vehicle manufacturers launching electric cars such as Nissan with the leaf last year, but many people feel the lack of charging options makes switching to electric cars not practical. But with this sort of investment could see electric vehicles becoming more popular. You may also want to read about the healthiest vending machine foods, which can be seen here.