Nissan Now Offering $15,000 Towards CHAdeMO Charger Installs in US


Nissan Makes CHAdeMO Smile

Nissan Makes CHAdeMO Smile…Or Is That a Wink?

Via its EV Advantage program, Nissan is offering commercial organizations (businesses and corporations) up to $15,000 towards the purchase of a CHAdeMO DC quick charger.

Nissan’s program has several stipulation, but the basic idea is to make it easier on the pocketbook for the commercial install of CHAdeMO units.

This program is exclusive to the US and, when combined with the federal government’s $12,000 infrastructure tax credit, can cut approximately 68% of the purchase and install cost of a CHAdeMO charger.

According to Nissan, the average purchase/install/permitting/etc. price for a CHAdeMO unit is the US is $40,000.  Nissan’s $15,000 incentive, combined with the federal’s government $12,000 credit, bring the net cost to site host down to $13,000.

At that price, one would think CHAdeMO units will soon be popping up everywhere, but Nissan limits the incentive to only in areas it deems worthy for installs.  Think high Nissan LEAF market share cities and you’ll be on the right track.

We’re certain that Nissan would make some exceptions to this, but the majority of the $15,000 incentives will be given out to highly populated West Coast cities.

Isn’t it always the case that the left coasters get the charger while the rest of the nation not-so patiently waits?

For more on Nissan’s EV Advantage program, check out this PDF.

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13 Comments on "Nissan Now Offering $15,000 Towards CHAdeMO Charger Installs in US"

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They should put CHAdeMO in their dealerships instead of just L2 charging.

Dealers are installing CHAdeMO chargers.

While more quick chargers are welcome, dealer lots are not first choice stopping points. 24/7 access and closeness to major commuting routes are key to meeting the needs of EV drivers. An ideal location is major mall center as near a crossroads, provides many reasons to stop, and has convenient access.

Dealer sponsorship signage on a quick charger located off a dealer lot will get better visibility and can generate better suited visits for the dealer. Not suggesting dealers offer free charging offsite; rather they sponsor equipment installation. Drivers should expect to pay 2-4x going residential electrical rate to support maintenance & upkeep.

I wonder if they can take the $, and put in a combo Chademo/SAE charger.

I kinda think the SAE charger will go the way of Betamax

That’s a funny example. Betamax, like Chademo, came out first and was a closed format. VHS came out later and made Betamax obsolete. Nissan == Sony?

Chademo is a pig. When combined with the additional J1772 (which is a requirement), it is well over twice as large as the SAE connector. We still have a relatively small number of cars on the road that use Chademo, and they could use an adapter. Let’s hope Chademo dies before we’re stuck with it.

Better yet, let’s hope that Tesla’s connector becomes the industry standard. 🙂

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

I think that depends on whether or not SAE chargers end up costing less, and it’s still a better solution due to less barndoor space and a higher top-end spec (240kW (200-600V & 400A) max per Wikipedia). If anything, chademo is more like beta since it came out first and is somewhat proprietary compared to a multinational SAE standard. Let’s see how many SAE combo-equipped vehicles are sold and on-sale in a couple years.

I think I’ll take some initiative and send a copy of this to Costco!

This is a great deal and companies should take part in it while they can.

Plug In America should be all over this!

State of IL offers $3,000 rebate for a non networked evse, and there are even more local incentives. This makes for an attractive deal.

Interesting gambit but I don’t think it will work.

Since most Leaf’s have a Chademo connector, how is it so that Chademo is a “fringe” connector when there are so many Leaf’s sold worldwide?

Please don’t forget us here in Canada, Nissan. Ontario has one Chademo station!

Price can overcome format. Good news.