The first of two new superchargers designed to cut emissions from cars is expected to start shipping to customers in Japan later this year.
The project, known as “Supercharged,” will be one of the biggest in history.
This is a supercharger with a higher speed and greater capacity than the existing superchargors, and is designed to make cars 10 to 20 percent more efficient.
Japan is currently the largest market for EVs, with more than 100,000 vehicles sold in 2016.
We’ve seen some of the fastest, most fuel-efficient vehicles ever built at this level, and this is a huge step forward for electric vehicles in Japan, according to Toyota President Takashi Tabata.
In the past, electric vehicles have faced huge hurdles in Japan.
It’s not the first time the country has embraced the technology, and the new supercharging project could be a significant step forward in the country’s transition to electric vehicles.
According to Toyota, the project will be a $10 billion project that will have a total capacity of 2,800 megawatts (MW).
“This is our biggest project ever to build an electric vehicle,” Tabata said at the announcement.
“We want to be the first in the world to achieve this milestone, and we’re looking forward to working closely with the Japanese government, as well as with other automakers to ensure that we have a strong base of electric vehicle technology, as we build up the capacity.”
Toyota’s new supercharged station is the largest superchargering plant in the US, surpassing Tesla’s $8 billion Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada.
After that, the company plans to build a $100 billion, 10-megawatt (MW) supercharging plant in California, where it will build a 1,000-MW plant with more capacity to be completed by 2026.
Supercharging is a major contributor to the reduction of CO2 emissions and has a huge impact on the environment.
While Superchargers have been around for decades, the first was built in China in 2015.
There are also plans for a second, larger superchargor at a nearby power plant.
That first one was built over two years, and was intended to replace the existing Supercharges at the plant, which are currently used to bring hydrogen to electric cars.
When completed, the new station is expected by 2020.
Japanese officials have been working closely to design a way to make supercharging infrastructure affordable and accessible in the nation, and that is what is expected when the project starts shipping in 2021.
At the moment, Japan’s electricity generation is mostly imported, and its electricity consumption is expected continue to increase in the future.
With the expansion of electric vehicles, that will be difficult to maintain, and Tabata noted that it will be challenging to get electric cars on the roads that are already in Japan’s network.
So this is an important step forward, Tabata told reporters.
Toyota is expected the first vehicle in the Japanese fleet to be able to run on Supercharging in 2021, but there are no details on how it will achieve that.
Earlier this year, the government of Japan also approved a new initiative called “Green Economy” to encourage the use of electric cars, as it is looking to cut CO2 and other emissions.