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Itochu-backed company to install solar-powered EV chargers at supermarkets

VPP Japan will provide equipment free of charge, offering 20% lower costs

VPP Japan's electric vehicle chargers will be partially solar-powered. (Source photo by Reuters)

TOKYO -- A project to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at retail stores, such as supermarkets, to is set to get underway.

In November, Tokyo-based VPP Japan, whose shareholders include general trader Itochu and Electric Power Development, the wholesale electric utility known as J-Power, will start installing charging systems equipped with solar panels at retail shops.

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