Energy Efficiency, Sourcing Renewables - September 6, 2018
Nissan and EVgo connect Boston and Washington
Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect Boston and Washington D.C. though a series of nine electric vehicle fast-charging stations along I-95 to allow EV drivers to travel the 500 miles between the two cities.
A statement from EVgo explained that each fast charging station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50kW. The stations have also been designed and constructed to adapt to future advances in EV technology, including pre-wiring for higher charging outputs to allow easy upgrading to 150kW fast chargers. Most of the fast charging stations are located within close proximity to I-95 providing convenient access.
"We’re excited to continue pioneering the development of electric vehicle infrastructure with the opening of our second charging ‘corridor’ project in the U.S." said Brian Maragno, director, EV sales and marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "This charging route along one of the most heavily populated areas of the country further demonstrates our commitment to the mass implementation and future development of easily accessible EV technology and will foster EV travel up and down the Northeastern coast of the United States."
As part of Nissan’s "Infrastructure for All" initiative, all charging stations feature both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charging outlets providing access to all EVs available today with fast charging capability. Owners of Nissan LEAFs can charge their vehicles up to 80 percent in only 30 to 40 minutes when using one of the DC outlets.