EU Approves Funding For Multi-Standard Quick Charge Project In the UK Supported By BMW, Nissan, Renault And VW

4 years ago by Mark Kane 4

Nissan to lead rapid charge network project

Nissan to lead rapid charge network project

EU Approves Funding Multi-Standard Corridor Project In The UK/Ireland Supported By BMW, Nissan, Renault And VV

EU Approves Funding Multi-Standard Corridor Project In The UK/Ireland Supported By BMW, Nissan, Renault And VV

Nissan announced that European Commission gave the green light and green money half of the required €7,358,000 ($10,063,537 US) via TEN-T funding scheme for establishing a rapid charge network across the UK.

The consortium, led by Nissan, aims to establish a Rapid Charge Network (RCN) project of 74 points – 68 in UK, 2 in Northern Ireland, 4 in Southern Ireland (Eire) – by the end of 2014.  The first units should be ready in early 2014.

“When complete, a total of 74 rapid chargers will have been installed, covering more than 1,100kms of major trunk routes and providing EV-friendly links to five seaports and five international airports.”

“Running on two priority road axes on the mainland, the network will link major ports and cities including Stranraer, Liverpool, Holyhead, Birmingham, Felixstowe, Leeds and Kingston upon Hull with connections to existing networks in Dublin and Belfast in Eire and Northern Ireland.”

Some additional contributions for RCN comes from Renault, BMW and Volkswagen and ESB Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board.  All 74 chargers will be multi-standard.

“The units are compatible with cars using 44kW DC CCS, 44 kW DC Chademo or 43 kW AC systems.”

Olivier Paturet, General Manager Zero Emission Strategy & Corporate Planning stated:

“Nissan is delighted to be leading this important initiative. The UK’s Rapid Charge Network will provide a vital sense of security for all EV drivers, not just those using the award-winning Nissan LEAF, as well as helping to promote the advantages of zero emission mobility to others.”

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4 responses to "EU Approves Funding For Multi-Standard Quick Charge Project In the UK Supported By BMW, Nissan, Renault And VW"

  1. Ocean Railroader says:

    This a cool idea the idea that it’s Muti Standard everyone wins.

  2. kdawg says:

    At 44kW, that is about ~125 miles/hour charging rate. Hopefully these things are located at places where people can get a cup of coffee/whatever.

    Will they charge to charge? If yes, how much?

  3. Spec9 says:

    Are they finally figuring out that fighting helps no one?

    1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

      … except Tesla, oh sheet, oh sheet, oh sheet, oh sheet.