This joint development will take place as part of a commissioned project for EV diffusion launched by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
A quick charging system of which both companies will consider joint development aims to have following characteristics.
* Maximizing the use of solar power which is renewable energy, the system will contribute to diffusion of EV as a ultimate zero emission vehicle which emits no exhaust gas like CO2 not only in driving but also in generating electricity.
* With lithium-ion batteries, power will be able to be supplied in case of power outage at the time of disaster.
* Reducing influence to grid power (load leveling), the system will enable to install quick charging facilities with lower electric power capacity.
In addition, a quick charging system using the next-generation CIS solar panels and lithium ion batteries is expected to be utilized in houses and large-scale solar power plants (mega solar plants).