It looks like Nissan is looking to build a network of fast charging stations across the US. Reportedly, the company will soon deploy quick chargers at more than 100 dealerships across 21 US markets.
The charging stations will use the CHAdeMO standard so that they can deliver up to 62.5 kW of high-voltage direct current. It is said that this voltage can charge a Nissan LEAF battery to about 80 percent within just 30 minutes.
According to Brendan Jones, director of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy at Nissan, the new move is a multi-pronged approach from the company to expand charging infrastructure, which can enhance awareness of electric cars like the LEAF and will attract more potential customers.
Clearly, this new step from Nissan is expected to help the company to sell for Nissan LEAF vehicles.
This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, in which Nissan rolled out at dealership in markets such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle.
The company has also confirmed that the rollout will begin this summer and will be completed by April 1st of next year.