Together there are about 2,900 Nissan and Mitsubishi dealerships with electric-car charging stations in Japan.
Both companies offer free recharging for their clients at the dealerships. However, it’s unclear whether Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan LEAF drivers would have to pay if they recharge their car at rival dealerships.
Nissan LEAF goes on sale in Japan and select U.S. states this month, followed by the first European markets in January. The i-MiEV is to be in U.S. showrooms next year.
Nissan said the LEAF electric five-seater was rated with a range of 124 miles on a full charge under Japanese test standards, although Californian authorities have rated it at 100 miles. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV achieves a cruising range more than 80 miles.[source: Pure Green Cars, Daily Yomiuri]