Japan has since to recover from its devastations but you have to marvel at how they continue to come up with advances in technology to help uphold the run towards eco-friendly measures. With the issue of having readily available charging stations for electric vehicles, Japan is on the threshold of unveiling a new eco-friendly solution with their G-Station Plug-in Vehicle Charging Stations.
The G-Station chargers will feature a contact-less smart-card recognition technology. This means that people can hook up using the Internet with the Toyota Smart Center which in turn will run on the Windows Azure platform. This is essentially a cloud computing system that enables Toyota owners to access their telematics services worldwide.
There will be two types of stations. The Type A G-Station, touted to be the more affordable one, will retail for about $3,469 while the Type B G-Station (an advanced charger system) will come at about $5,549. The units are planned to be put on sale at shopping malls and restaurants.
Toyota is eyeing to hit a 3,000 G-Station sales target before 2012.