Nissan and EVgo are expanding their charging network by adding 200 new fast chargers across the United States. All of the new chargers are capable of delivering 100kW and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors, making them available to a wider portion of electric vehicles.
“Given the tremendous driver response to the 2019 long-range all-electric Leaf, Nissan and EVgo will accelerate fast charging by committing to a multi-year charger construction program that will continue to expand fast-charging options for EV drivers across the country,” said Aditya Jairaj, director, EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America.
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Nissan and EVgo have already installed more than 2,000 quick-charge connectors across the country since 2010, with more than 100 million Americans currently living within a 15-minute drive of one of them.
“EVgo is thrilled to expand our six-year partnership with Nissan to provide convenient and reliable fast charging to EV drivers, including Nissan LEAF drivers, on the nation’s largest and most reliable public network,” said Cathy Zoi, chief executive officer, EVgo.
Nissan has already invested more than $60 million in charging infrastructure in order to accelerate the transition to electric cars. The Japanese car maker has sold more than 400,000 Leaf EVs worldwide.
The two companies will also launch a new marketing program to help inform and raise awareness about the advantages of an electric car. The new campaign will also highlight the Nissan Leaf Plus, which offers a driving range of up to 226 miles and comes with fast-charging capability.