Following closely on the heals of BMW and Volkswagen announcing a 100 station fast charger network, Nissan have plans to install up to 1,700 CHAdeMO fast chargers in the US by 2016.
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in late 2010, Nissan has reinforced its commitment to zero emission mobility with investments in EV charging infrastructure to serve the needs of LEAF drivers in markets across the U.S.
Nissan has a multi-pronged strategy to invest with charging partners to install quick charging for owners in the communities where they live and work, as well as at corporate workplaces and Nissan dealerships.
Timeline of (CHAdeMO) quick charging rollout:
"Access to quick chargers that can provide about 80 percent charge to a Nissan LEAF battery in less than 30 minutes has proved to increase our owner satisfaction and get more buyers to consider the benefits of an all-electric car," said Brendan Jones, Nissan's director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment. "Nissan continues to invest heavily with our charging partners to ensure that LEAF owners have easy access to convenient public charging as they seek to maximize the benefits of their cars."
For reference there are currently 140 Tesla Supercharger locations in the USA but due to their use of a proprietary standard only Tesla vehicles can be charged at these stations.