TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES Ltd.
THE TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC.
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Toyota), NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY (Nissan), MITSUBISHI
MOTORS CORPORATION (Mitsubishi Motors), FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES Ltd. (Fuji Heavy
Industries), and THE TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC.(TEPCO), have formally
established "CHAdeMO Association" under the resolution of its general assembly
held today. The five companies above have become its executive members.
CHAdeMO Association aims to increase quick-charger installations worldwide
indispensable to further diffusion of electric vehicles and to standardize
how to charge the vehicles. Last August, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors, Fuji Heavy
Industries, and TEPCO started a preparatory committee. Then, TOYOTA joined the
committee and the Association has been established with the five companies as
its executive members.
As of today, 158 business entities and government bodies including 20 foreign
companies are expected to join the Association, such as automakers, electric
utilities, charger manufacturers, charging service providers, and other
Electric vehicles(including Plug In Hybrid electric vehicles) can contribute
enormously to reduction of CO2 emissions in the transportation sector. The
Association is going to promote the electric vehicles through the efforts of
technical improvements of quick chargers, standardization activities of charging
methods, and international extension of our knowledge related to quick-charger
Appendix: General Outline of "CHAdeMO Association" (PDF 88.8KB)