As 日产 seeks to get the word out that EVs can make sense now, it is expanding its quick charger network in a shared initiative with Car Charging Group, Inc.
The initial goal will be to deploy 48 super-quick, high-voltage DC chargers in California and strategic places on the East Coast. The exact placement in key markets has yet to be determined but 日产 projects the goal will have been met by the end of 2013.
“Nissan’对扩大电动汽车充电基础设施的承诺–包括诸如CarCharging等业务的快速充电器–不仅今天支持’s 日产 Leaf and other EV drivers, but also helps prepare communities for the increasing use of EVs,” said Brendan Jones, 日产 director for EV Infrastructure. “With more than 25,000 日产 Leaf already on U.S. roads, bolstering infrastructure further accelerates the adoption curve as it provides range confidence and promotes additional zero-emissions driving.”
During a media presentation given at 日产’s 新的士麦那电动车电池工厂, one journalist had wryly asked 日产 “How long does 日产 plan to be in the charging business?”
This present initiative is therefore only one aspect of broader goals by 日产 to significantly expand the network in the not-too-distant future.
“This campaign will include tools to communicate the charging opportunities for drivers without private garages, such as residents of apartment and condo communities; the ease and benefits of public EV charging; and charging subscription offerings,” said 日产.
Additionally, CarCharging will offer a free app for Leaf owners that gives real time location info for all CarCharging EV charging stations, including ChargePoint(R) and 日产’s quick chargers. The proprietary software will offer turn by turn directions, and available at participating 日产 dealerships.
“CarCharging is thrilled to enhance our products and services by including 日产’s quick chargers in our public EV charging network and to offer our evCharge card to consumers who purchase a LEAF at a 日产 dealership,”CarCharging首席执行官Michael D. Farkas说。“Through our partnership with 日产, we are eager to expand the EV market by educating consumers who don’不能居住在单户住宅中，并且可能不了解当今可用的公共电动汽车充电服务。”
Whether you drive a 日产 EV or another, and wish to pinpoint the new quick charger stations or CarCharging’的EV充电站位置，您可以请求CarCharging’s evCharge card at CarCharging.com.