Posts Tagged: Nissan LEAF

Will Nissan’s No Charge to Charge program drive LEAF sales?

Image above courtesy of WSDOT/Flickr Nissan and NRG eVgo have pioneered a multi-network consortium to make topping up the bestselling EV a considerable re-LEAF. When Nissan last graced the Charged cover (March/April 2013 issue), the company was picking itself up and dusting itself off. Its LEAF had taken a shellacking in the press after the… Read more »

Car Charging to integrate Nissan DC Fast Chargers with the Blink Network

Car Charging Group (OTCQB: CCGI) has partnered with software and service company Gridscape Solutions to integrate Nissan’s DC Fast Chargers with the Blink Network, which CarCharging acquired in 2013. Gridscape will design a turnkey hardware and software solution to integrate the Nissan chargers with the Blink Network, giving charging service hosts the opportunity to select… Read more »

Nissan and Rouses Market activate New Orleans’ first fast charging station

Hé toi! Now you can charge your EV in about the time it takes to eat a crawfish po’ boy. Nissan has partnered with Rouses Market on Baronne Street in downtown New Orleans to install the city’s first public DC quick charger. Installed by Solar Alternatives, the new charging station is in line with Rouses’… Read more »

ChargePoint pulls out of Nissan’s EZ-Charge program, spoiling launch party

If you’ve seen our latest print issue of Charged, on bookshelves now (and available for online here), you may have read the cover story about Nissan’s No Charge to Charge program and the EZ-Charge Card, a single convenient card that would give LEAF drivers access to multiple charging networks. Well, not so fast… One of… Read more »

Next-generation LEAF, with substantially improved range, planned for 2017

If we had an electric crystal ball, the question we’d most like to ask is: When will a next-generation battery, with substantially improved range, show up in a production EV? According to Nissan, that Earth-shaking event may happen around 2017. At last month’s Beijing auto show, Executive VP Andy Palmer told Automotive News that a… Read more »

Nissan offers dual-standard capability in German DC fast charging network

Nissan has partnered with the Berlin-based electrical infrastructure provider Omexom to deploy a network of 100 DC rapid chargers across Germany. Omexom will be the project manager for the network roll-out. Charger locations will include dealers, fleet customers and real estate developments. Similar announcements are common enough these days, as the Japanese automaker aggressively expands… Read more »

Prototype power storage system in Japan uses EV batteries to regulate solar plant output

Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system that uses used EV batteries. This prototype commercial-scale (600 kW, 400 kWh) storage system consists of sixteen used EV batteries. Located on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, the system begins operation this month. Over the next three years, Sumitomo will measure the facility’s smoothing effect… Read more »

CHAdeMO spreading fast, as Association preaches peaceful coexistence

The Japanese-backed DC fast charging standard is steadily spreading across the globe. Nissan recently installed Europe’s 1,000th CHAdeMO charger, and growth in Japan and the US has been similarly swift. As of January 2014, there are 1,967 CHAdeMO chargers in Japan, 1,020 in Europe and 554 in the US. According to a recent statement from… Read more »