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Monday, January 26, 2015

Supercharger Wars are Go: Nissan to have 1,700 CHAdeMO chargers in US by 2016

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:

  • January 2013: Approximately 160 CHAdeMO chargers chargers installed nationwide.
  • January 2015: More than 800 total U.S. quick chargers installed and active.
  • April 1, 2015: 1,100 quick chargers expected nationwide.
  • April 1, 2016: 1,700 quick chargers projected.

    "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.

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    Unknown said...

    Of course with Tesla's range approaching 300 miles the need to have superchargers every 50 miles isn't there. It is only on long interstate trips that Tesla owners require any charger other than their own garage. However, the crop of sub 100 mile EVs require quick chargers to blanket an area to approach the same utility. I applaud Nissan BMW and VW for expanding their own quick charging networks, but the introduction of 200 mile EVs will do more to speed the adoption of EVs

    Anonymous said...

    If Nissan Or any other Car Co. But Preferably "NISSAN" was to build An EV that was a sedan like \TESLA with a big Range ...& I hope They Will soon ....I'd seriously consider one ASAP!

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