Nissan LEAF Getting Hooked Up To CHAdeMO
As the CCS camp continues to drag its feet in the U.S., CHAdeMO is cruising along.
Yesterday, Nissan sent us an update on the status (and future) of CHAdeMO fast chargers in the U.S. Here are the highlights:
Timeline of (CHAdeMO) quick charging rollout:
- January 2013: Approximately 160 CHAdeMO chargers installed nationwide.
- January 2015: More than 800 total U.S. quick chargers installed and active.
- April 1, 2015: 1,100 quick chargers expected nationwide.
- April 1, 2016: 1,700 quick chargers projected.
CHAdeMO Association Figures For Fast Chargers Around the Globe
And a quote from Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment
“Access to quick chargers that can provide about 80 percent charge to a Nissan LEAF battery in less than 30 minutes has proved to increase our owner satisfaction and get more buyers to consider the benefits of an all-electric car. Nissan continues to invest heavily with our charging partners to ensure that LEAF owners have easy access to convenient public charging as they seek to maximize the benefits of their cars.”
Lastly, Nissan's approach to charging is "multi-pronged:"
"Nissan has a multi-pronged strategy to invest with charging partners to install quick charging for owners in the communities where they live and work, as well as at corporate workplaces and Nissan dealerships."