Nissan: Japan Will Double Number Of Quick Chargers From 2,900 to 6,000 By March 2015
By the way of its big announcement of 200,000 sold electric vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance spilled over some infrastructure numbers.
According to the press release, in the US there are more than 750 quick chargers in operation. Of course, we are talking CHAdeMO DC quick chargers for the Nissan LEAF.
The near-term plan is for 1,100.
“In the United States, the Alliance’s biggest electric vehicle market, there are more than 750 quick chargers in operation. Nissan is working with its dealers and charging partners to increase that number to 1,100 by mid-2015. The quick chargers are able to charge a LEAF from zero to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes.”
An important commitment for Nissan is the launch of the “No Charge to Charge” program, which we believe is one of the strongest factors for improved sales.
But the real quick charging miracles occur in Japan, where the extremely high number of 2,900 QCs soon will double to 6,000! Government incentives are key in this expansion.
“In Japan, the Alliance’s second-biggest EV market, there are more than 2,900 quick chargers in operation. Nissan and Japan’s three other top automakers have pledged to work together to raise that number to 6,000 by March 2015.”
In the case of Europe, the press release is limited only to the UK:
“In Europe, the UK is the most advanced market in terms of electric vehicle infrastructure. Today, the quick charging network already covers 87% of the UK’s motorways.”