Nissan & EVgo expand fast charging in the USA
Nissan and EVgo have announced the expansion of their electric car charging network in the USA by a further 200 fast-charging stations. The new DC chargers will each deliver 100 kW of charging power and feature both CHAdeMO and CCS connections.
In the USA, of course, these are CCS Combo 1 connections. The 100 kW CHAdeMO chargers should support the market launch of the Nissan Leaf e+ with 62 kWh battery (offered as Leaf PLUS in the USA), which is one of the few vehicles with CHAdeMo to support such charging capacities.
Since 2010, Nissan has installed more than 2,000 fast charging points nationwide. Over the years, the investments are said to have totalled more than 60 million dollars.
“This new phase of our partnership means that EVgo and Nissan will continue to lead the way so that more American drivers can enjoy the benefits of electric vehicles,” says Cathy Zoi, EVgo’s Managing Director. According to the company, more than 100 million Americans already live within 15 minutes of an EVgo fast charger.