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Nissan and BMW install 120 EV charging stations in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 December 2015

Automotive firms Nissan and BMW have installed 120 dual-port fast-charging stations across 19 states in the US to support electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

EV charging

The new 50KW fast-charging stations include both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors, suitable for all fast charging-capable EVs in the country.

The move will benefit longer distance electric vehicle travel for Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 drivers.

The chargers are now available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The new stations will allow to charge the EVs from Nissan and BMW up to 80% in about 20-30 minutes, when compared to a Level 2 (240V) charger that is most commonly available.

BMW North America Connected eMobility manager Cliff Fietzek said: "This BMW-Nissan project builds on BMW's ongoing commitment to participate in joint partnerships designed to expand DC Fast charging options nationwide for all EV drivers.

"Together with Nissan, we are focused on facilitating longer distance travel so that even more drivers will choose to experience the convenience of e-mobility for themselves."

The EV drivers can locate the chargers with ConnectedDrive in the BMW i3, either using the in-vehicle navigation or by the BMW i Remote App, or through the Nissan EZ-Charge smartphone app.

The chargers are also compatible with the Nissan EZ-Charge cards.


Image: Nissan and BMW partner to deploy dual fast chargers across the US to benefit electric vehicle drivers. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.