Smart cars and motorbikes are shared within Kashiwa-no-ha to save on energy. The sharing concept also allows residents with their own smartcars to charge them at the available stations.
Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City is a collaboration between government agencies, universities, research institutions, Mitsui Fudosan and Hitachi.
Located just outside of Tokyo, the city aims to provide an environmental-symbiotic city, a city of health and longevity, and a city of new industry creation.
Hitachi provides area energy-management solutions that operate, monitor, and control energy across the city.