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Stemming from an agreement signed back in September of 2010, Eaton Corporation and Murphy Oil USA have revealed what's believed to be the nation's first Level 3 quick-charge unit installed at, wait for it, a gas station.

Nissan has teamed up with leading European firms, including Circutor, DBT, Efacec, Endesa and Siemens, to speed development and installation of public-access quick-charge stations across Europe.

Nissan Motor Co. revealed what might just be the world's cheapest quick-charge station. Priced below $10,000 and set to go on sale in November, Nissan's newly-developed quick-charge unit takes up significantly less space than most competing Level 3 chargers and is supposedly easier to install, too.

The CHAdeMO fast charging protocol was developed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) along with Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru), CHAdeMO, a DC fast-charging protocol for electric vehicles, is used for all Level 3 chargers in Japan, but the U.S. has been reluctant to apply this single open standard to govern the quick-charge stations that either already are, or will soon be, installed here. However, according to the Japanese news outlet the Yomiuri Shimbun, t

Quick charge station in Portland, OR - Click above to watch video after the jump

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