Nissan helps push sales of its all-electric Leaf by accelerating deployment of quick charging stations across the US.
Just as the words "Chevron," "Shell" and "Arco" can engender a sigh of relief when spotted by a gas-starved driver with an empty tank, the name "Nissan" will be cause for joy for some of their battery-electric-vehicle driving counterparts. The Japanese automaker is making it easier to charge up its all-electric Leaf quickly by adding DC fast chargers to many of its US dealerships. Specifically, Nissan will add more than 100 stations in 21 metropolitan areas and says those chargers can provide en
While Nissan is expanding the single-charge range on its all-electric Leaf, the Japanese automaker is also working on shortening the distance between publicly accessible quick-charge stations.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has turned to AeroVironment to install quick-charge stations along the I-5 corridor from California in the south to the Willamette Valley region in the north. This install is part of the West Coast Green Highway project – a vision for a consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast from San Diego, CA to Vancouver, B.C.
Siemens is readying the launch of its 22 kW Charge CP700A plug-in vehicle charger in Europe. The German firm claims that the CP700A can charge up a typical electric car's battery pack to full capacity in less than 60 minutes.