Nissan has announced that it is going to install more than 100 DC quick chargers at Leaf-certified dealers across the US.
Nissan has announced that it is going to install more than 100 DC quick chargers at Leaf-certified dealers across the US. The new addition is Nissan’s latest effort to expand electric vehicle charging and also increase awareness of the Leaf electric vehicle.
The DC quick chargers can charge an electric vehicle from empty to about 80 percent in 30 minutes. Installation of new chargers will begin in east coast markets, starting this summer. By April 1, 2014, Nissan expects to have quick chargers installed and operational at 100 additional dealerships.
This quick charging initiative follows a 24-dealer pilot program, which Nissan rolled out at dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle.
“We are located at the intersection of two of the country’s busiest freeways, so having a quick charger available for the thousands of commuters who drive by us every day is a boon for business,” said Richard Luengo, general manager, Nissan of Downtown Los Angeles, which is averaging about 10 charging sessions per day at its quick charger. “There is a steady stream of folks using the charger, and we’ve generated significant good will in the LEAF community. Over the past four months, our dealership has seen a marked improvement in sales, and some of that is clearly attributable to the new quick charger.”