Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Daikyo Incorporated, one of the largest condominium builders in Japan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly launch the Demonstration Project for EV Charging Infrastructure in Condominium Buildings. This project will suggest solutions and solicit participation from interested condominium buildings.
As part of the project, Nissan and Daikyo will review and suggest approaches to installing chargers in condominium buildings. This work will be done in cooperation with Daikyo Astage Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikyo.
Additionally, Nissan will provide EVs and chargers on a test basis to condominium owners for a trial period in order to identify any problems, address potential solutions and study the overall user-friendliness of the charging stations.
Nissan, Daikyo and Daikyo Astage invite interested condominium association boards in Yokohama City and Kanagawa Prefecture (with management commissioned to Daikyo Astage) to apply to participate in the program.
Daikyo plans to install charging infrastructure in about 10% of the parking in each of the condominium buildings in its Lions Mansion Series scheduled for construction after April 2010.