Nissan has always kept things fresh and convenient, and by George they’ve done it again! By teaming up with EVgo, Nissan had recently revealed a plan to install nine electric-vehicle fast-charging sites along I-95, which connects Boston and Washington D.C. This is obviously good news for us, as this stretch of highway passes through local areas like New Rochelle and The Bronx. Now, drivers who are behind the wheel of electric-vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, don’t have to worry about being inconvenienced on road trips.
Dubbed the “I-95 Fast Charge ARC,” this series of charging stations will features the following:
- Nine EVgo DC fast-charge sites
- 50 total chargers equipped
- Two fast-charge plugs on each station
- Capability of charging four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50kW
“Regardless of range capability, a convenient fast-charge infrastructure along high-traffic routes is imperative in the mass-adoption of electric vehicles,” said JeSean Hopkins, senior manager, EV infrastructure strategy & business development, Nissan North America, Inc.
Being that Nissan produces the LEAF, this is beneficial to many Nissan drivers. With both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast-charging outlets, the Nissan LEAF can be charged up to 80 percent in approximately 30 minutes, which is mind blowing! These stations know power, and they also understand convenience.
“This charging corridor will provide the best public charging experience available in the U.S. to drivers in one of the most densely populated and highly trafficked routes in the country, affirming Nissan’s commitment to EV drivers,” said Rob Barrosa, vice president, OEM strategy & business development at EVgo.
Nissan’s inclusive “Infrastructure for All” initiative wants to make travel easy for everyone, and with this type of technology along the East Coast, long-distance travel just got a whole lot easier.