March 9, 2015
Toyota Media Service Corporation
Toyota Industries Corporation
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

Toyota Media Service, Toyota Industries and Nihon Unisys introduce a national charger infrastructure map smartphone for searching for information on charging facilities

Nationwide charging station information service introduced

Toyota Media Service Corporation (head office in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture; president, Shigeki Tomoyama; "Toyota Media Service"), Toyota Industries Corporation (head office in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture; president, Akira Onishi; "Toyota Industries") and Nihon Unisys, Ltd. (head office, Koto-ku, Tokyo; president, Shigeru Kurokawa; "Nihon Unisys") will introduce the a national charger infrastructure map smartphone app for searching for information on charging facilities across the country, on March 9.

The app was developed as part of the EV/PHV usage promotion platform under the Ministry of the Environment's FY2014 Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program.

The app allows users to search for rapid and standard chargers in 47 prefectures nationwide. The charging facility information has been supplied by the EV/PHV usage promotion platform*.

The platform aggregates information from local governments in the Chubu and Kansai areas, as well as private businesses and related organizations, offering accurate information regardless of automobile manufacturer or charger manufacturer. For the convenience of EV/PHV owners, the app offers a search feature for chargers near rest stops, restaurants, and so on.

The search app is expected to help resolve user anxieties about charging their vehicles while out, as well as help cut CO2 emissions by promote the use of charging facilities. For this reason, Toyota Media Service, Toyota Industries and Nihon Unisys will engage in promoting wider EV and PHV use by sharing their respective charging facility information.

  • * Integrated data infrastructure that aggregates charger information, EV/PHP usage promotion data, data on CO2 emission reductions resulting from such use, and so on.

Main functions of the Nationwide EV/PHV Charging Map

  • Advanced search (search by type of charger, compatible power charging card, etc.)
  • Keyword search (names/addresses of shopping centers, railway stations, or other facilities)
  • Can save frequently used chargers to a favorites list

Compatible devices

Android (Ver. 4.0 and later) & iPhone (iOS 7.0 and later)
* iPhone version scheduled to be available this spring

[Screen images]

  • (Do not use in driving)
    Home screen image

  • Location data screen

  • (Use now)
    Detail screen

[Main function image]

  • (Find a charger)
    Advanced search

  • (Variety of search functions)
    Keyword search

  • (Easy to register as favorites)
    Favorites list

[Icon description]

  • App icon

  • * iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems in the US and other countries and is being used based on licensing.
  • * iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
  • * The iPhone trademark has been licensed by Aiphone Co., Ltd.
  • * Android is a registered trademark of Google Incorporated.
  • * All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For media inquiries:
Toyota Media Service Corporation: General Management Department , Human Resources and General Affairs Division, Tel: 052-219-6112
Toyota Industries Corporation: Public Affairs Division Tel: 0566-27-5157
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.: Media Department, Public Affairs Division Tel: 03-5546-7404

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