Nissan and EVgo are expanding the charging network for EV drivers with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC) across the United States. Each of the new fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors so more EV drivers can benefit.
“Nissan is proud to have partnered with EVgo to build the largest public EV fast charging network in the US,” said Aditya Jairaj, Director, EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “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 programme that will continue to expand fast-charging options for EV drivers across the country.”
The joint investment by Nissan and EVgo expands on a six-year partnership between two of the original leaders in transportation electrification in the US. Nissan has installed more than 2,000 quick charge connectors across the country since 2010. More than 100 million Americans currently live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charger, including those built in partnership with Nissan along the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, the DRIVEtheARC corridor in California from Montereyto Lake Tahoe.
“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. “This new phase of our partnership means that EVgo and Nissan will continue to lead in enabling more American drivers to take advantage of the benefits of electric vehicles.”
Nissan and EVgo will also join forces in a co-marketing programmee to help inform and raise awareness among US EV drivers about the advantages of going electric; this will include highlighting the Nissan LEAF PLUS, which has a range up to 226 miles, fast-charging capability, and EVgo’s network of more than 1,200 public fast chargers across the country. Nissan has sold more than 400,000 LEAF vehicles worldwide.