Nissan, together with clean energy provider Ecotricity, is expanding the fast charging network in the UK.

This latest phase sees 13 more rapid chargers rolled-out at Welcome Break service stations along the UK's motorway system. To date, 16 Welcome Break service stations have CHAdeMO fast chargers and, by April 2014, the majority of Welcome Break station should have fast chargers.

LEAF current and future owners waiting for more fast chargers

LEAF current and future owners waiting for more fast chargers

The total number of rapid chargers in the UK seems to now be 97.

Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan GB stated:

"Nissan is working hard to ensure that 100% electric driving becomes accessible for all UK motorists and the installation of a rapid charging network on the motorway opens up EV ownership to thousands more motorists."

"The UK's charging landscape is improving daily, and we are very proud to be the main power source driving the development of infrastructure that will ultimately provide further flexibility and peace of mind to our LEAF drivers."

What is interesting is that Nissan's long-term plan is to install more than 150 rapid chargers across the UK by April 2014:

"Nissan is leading the way in developing electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and the new rapid charging network at Welcome Break service stations is part of a long-term plan to install more than 150 rapid chargers across the UK by April 2014. Since 2011, 97 rapid chargers have been installed across the UK with Nissan as the driving force."