Nissan Set to Roll Out an Additional 500 Quick-Charging Stations Across the US

The charging stations will be up and running in just 18 months' time

By on February 1st, 2013 13:19 GMT

Recent news from Nissan informs us that the company is getting ready to roll out an additional 500 quick-charging stations across the United States.

This can only mean that those who happen to own an electric vehicle will find it significantly easier to travel from one part of the country to another without their having to worry about running out of power.

In order to have these 500 charging stations up and running in just 18 months' time, the Japanese car maker is to work closely together with NRG Energy, an American energy company headquartered in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.

Information made available to the public thus far says that these charging stations will be fully capable of recharging the company's LEAF model to 80% of its total capacity in less than 30 minutes, Business Green reports.

Apparently, Nissan is well aware of the fact that, for the time being, just 160 fast chargers are available for public use all across the US, and that no such stations can be found in the Washington DC area.

Therefore, its rolling out these new stations in major cities and in the Washington DC area can only be interpreted as an attempt to improve on the infrastructure needed in order to green up the way in which people in this country travel.

According to the same source, Nissan's Director of Electric Vehicle Marketing and Sales Strategy, Brendan Jones, commented on the decision to build these charging stations as follows:

“We [Nissan] envision a quick-charging network that links communities and neighborhoods where people live, work, shop and socialize.”

Furthermore, “Having a robust charging infrastructure helps build range confidence, which boosts interest in and use of electric vehicles. By improving the charging infrastructure, Nissan furthers its commitment to bringing electric vehicles to markets throughout the United States.”

Nissan's plans to build these quick-charging stations were outlined during the Washington Auto Show.

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