Electric car charger infrastructure continues to expand as Nissan and EVgo have announced their intention to build 200 more 100 kW electric car chargers in the United States.
Nissan and EVgo have had this joint partnership for more than six years at this point, and so far Nissan has invested more than $60 million into bringing electric car charging stations online. Their most recent project was electrifying a 500-mile stretch of Interstate 95 between Washington D.C and Boston, bringing more chargers to a major population hub of the United States.
Since the start of the partnership, EVgo and Nissan have brought up over 2,000 charging points, resulting in more than 100 million people being within 15 minutes of an EVgo charger.
There is no indication of where these 200 new EV chargers will be placed, but it can be assumed that they will be used to fill out any holes in the EVgo charging network. These EV chargers will be equipped with both CCS and CHAdeMO connectors to be able to service as many electric cars as possible. While these chargers do not provide a 150 kW charging rate, it is important to note that aside from Tesla cars and the Audi e-tron, all other current electric cars cap out at 100 kW for charging. Regardless, these charging points can eventually be upgraded to higher charging rates when the market is ready for it.
Aditya Jairaj, director, EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. stated:
“Nissan is proud to have partnered with EVgo to build the largest public EV fast charging network in the U.S. 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.”
Cathy Zoi, chief executive officer, EVgo, remarked:
“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. 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.”
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