Nissan and EVgo have revealed a plan to connect Boston and Washington DC with nine DC fast-charge sites.
The I-95 Fast Charge ARC is already under construction, and is scheduled to be in service this fall. There will be a total of 50 charging stations, each with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors and a power output of 50 kW. The sites have been designed with future charging advances in mind, and will be pre-wired for a power output of up to 150 kW.
“Regardless of range capability, a convenient fast-charge infrastructure along high-traffic routes is imperative for the mass adoption of electric vehicles,” said Nissan Senior Manager JeSean Hopkins. “Following a similar project in California, this is our second corridor project in the US, and completion is expected in time for the launch of the all-new Nissan LEAF.”
“This charging corridor will provide the best public charging experience available in the US to drivers in one of the most densely populated and highly trafficked routes in the country,” said EVgo VP Rob Barrosa. “The sites are also designed to accommodate 150 kW high-power charging, paving the way for charging the next generation of EVs on the East Coast.”