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Japan trails Norway and France in EV charging stations per capita

As West ramps up investment for electric vehicles, Tokyo lets infrastructure slide

Japan has a total of around 18,000 EV charging stations -- about 60% of the number of gas stations -- but they are relatively scarce in rural areas. 

TOKYO/FRANKFURT -- The number of electric vehicle charging stations in Japan is lagging behind many other countries, with less than half that of major European countries.

EV charging stations in Japan total around 18,000 -- or about 60% the number of gas stations -- but are sorely lacking in rural areas. Moreover, some charging stations are out of service due to their age.

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