After more than 20 years with Nissan, Brendan Jones has joined NRG EVgo to help the company with its aggressive rollout of DC fast charger infrastructure. Most recently at Nissan, he served as Director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment.
Charged has interviewed Jones several times over the past four years, and his passion for the burgeoning EV industry was always apparent – particularly when compared to some other less EV-enthused automotive execs.
“Last year at Nissan we sold more than 30,000 LEAFs in the US, which was a fantastic accomplishment,” Jones told us during an interview for the newest issue of Charged. “I feel that the next level for EVs is building the premier national DC fast charging network. This is an accomplishment that is aimed at serving not just one OEM, but all EVs into the future.”
“As the number and type of vehicles available in the EV marketplace continues to grow and expand, barriers to EV adoption shrink, and consumers’ biggest questions about range and aesthetics are fewer and fewer. Then, eventually, all concerns regarding range are resolved. That makes a fast, reliable network the most important piece of the puzzle.”
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