Nissan announced last week that its DC quick chargers will power up in the US market early next year.
Nissan announced last week that its DC quick chargers will power up in the US market early next year. Compared to current competitors, Nissan’s new box is about half the size and, at $9,900, a third of the cost, and many EV experts are calling it a major game changer. The 480-volt juicer can bring a Nissan LEAF from empty to 80% in under 30 minutes, and can top up a half-full battery in even less time.
The new charger, which Nissan developed in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation, uses the CHAdeMO standard, which is compatible with the LEAF and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV – but not the Chevy Volt. An indoor version is aimed at fleet operators, and an outdoor model is designed for public and commercial installations such as corporate campuses and retail centers.
“This charger is the first of its kind, and it's truly revolutionary,” said Nissan VP Brian Carolin. “A low-cost DC quick charger unlocks the potential for unprecedented electric vehicle use and adoption. We anticipate thousands of these chargers will be installed across the country, enabling electric cars like the Nissan LEAF to be driven for even greater distances and durations.”