Japanese city trials public EV charger

Authorities in Yokohama are trialing a roadside charging station for electric vehicles.

Yokohama officials have teamed up with e-Mobility Power, a firm funded by automakers and power companies, to install a charger on a public street. They plan to monitor its use until next March.

Japan's government wants to increase the number of EV charging points to 150,000 by 2030. That's five times the current figure.

Many of the existing ones have been installed at hotels, expressway service stations or large commercial facilities.