Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Peninsula

With little fanfare, Nissan continues to support the rollout of CHAdeMO quick chargers in the US.

A perfect example of Nissan's continued support is in Monterey, California where the automaker donated a $15,000 CHAdeMO quick charger to the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula.

Can you name one other automaker who donates $15,000 chargers?

Aside form the CHAdeMO quick charger, two other dual-head Level 2 chargers were installed at the community hospital.

As the Monterey Herald Reports:

"The five-vehicle facility includes the first "Fast Charger" in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Donated to the hospital by Nissan North America Inc., makers of the Nissan LEAF electric car, the system delivers a 480-volt, 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes."

"The station also includes two smaller dual hookups purchased by the hospital for $7,500, each providing a 220-volt charge which takes from two to four hours."

According to the Monterey Herald, the stations have been in place for well over a month now (yet Nissan never made a public announcement related to the donated unit).  All of the chargers are free to use for now, but expect a fee to be attached to them in the future.

Finally, Monterey Herald notes that the chargers are seeing a decent amount of use already with a total of 5 to 8 charges occurring per day.

Source: Monterey Herald