Good news for EV drivers: the dreaded war between the two major DC fast charging standards doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. At least two of the potential combatants are working amicably together.
BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy a network of 120 public dual-standard DC charging locations across 19 states (pictured is a charging site in the hometown of Charged, St Petersburg, Florida).
Each of the new locations will offer a 50 kW DC fast charging station with both CHAdeMO (used by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Kia ) and CCS Combo (used by BMW and most other US and German automakers) connectors, to serve EV owners of both persuasions. Drivers can locate the stations using the smartphone app of their choice, including BMW’s ConnectedDrive and Nissan’s EZ-Charge. The chargers are compatible with Nissan EZ-Charge cards.
“BMW continues to pursue new ways to support the development of a robust public charging infrastructure that will benefit current and future BMW i3 owners across the country,” said Cliff Fietzek, Manager Connected eMobility, BMW of North America. “This BMW-Nissan project builds on BMW’s ongoing commitment to participate in joint partnerships designed to expand DC Fast charging options nationwide for all EV drivers.”
“Nissan takes a three-pronged approach to growing public EV charging options for LEAF drivers by installing quick chargers in the community, at corporate workplaces and at Nissan dealerships,” said Andrew Speaker, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing.
Source: BMW of North America