NEDO has signed an MOU with the Governors Office of California to perform a demonstration project on the use of electric vehicles and the spread and deployment of EV batteries in San Diego. A major target is to lower the psychological anxiety of EV-users about range constraints (Range Anxiety) which is said to have become a major obstacle to the spread of EVs. Subcontractors such as Kanematsu, Sumitomo Electric and Nissan will install NRG EVgo rapid rechargers (redox flow (RF) batteries), and the state will install priority lanes for EVs in the test area.

NEDO news release, September 11, 2015