The two countries will join hands to create an electric-vehicle charging standard for emerging markets.
Japan and India will create an electric-vehicle charging standard for emerging markets. The new stations would be based on Japanese protocols, which would help cut installation costs by two-thirds. —as reported by Hindustan Times Auto.
Japan’s CHAdeMO Association will work with India’s standards drafting committee. The drafting committee includes automakers such as Mahindra electric and Maruti Suzuki. The committee plans to submit a proposal to the Bureau of Indian Standards this year. It will aim for official adoption as early as 2023.
CHAdeMo is responsible for Japan’s charging standard. Its roster has roughly 500 member companies and includes automaker giants such as Nissan Motor and Toyota Motor. It also includes Japan’s Electric power company Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings.
CHAdeMo, along with its member companies, aims to promote the broader use of electric vehicles in India and other Southeast Asian countries that are short on necessary charging infrastructures.
The report stated that the proposed specifications would allow for a maximum output of 22 kilowatts, half of the typical figure for Japan’s charging standard. The cost of installing a charging point ranges from $15,000 to $23,000, and will be cut to the equivalent of just $10,000.
The lower power output means a longer charging time, twice as long as Japanese chargers for the same batteries. However, electric vehicle demand in the market is expected to aim at compact vehicles, known to have low battery capacity. This is seen as likely to be an acceptable trade-off.
The India-Japanese joint aims to encourage these countries to use more electric vehicles.
India aims to have electric vehicles account for 30% of all new cars sold by 2030.