BMW and Nissan Add 174 DC Fast Chargers To Their Growing Network

BMW and Nissan have once again partnered to install 174 50-kilowatt DC fast charger locations for electric vehicles, this time in 32 states and the District of Columbia, with many of the stations already installed.

The two automakers joined forces in late 2015 to fund the installation of 120 fast chargers in 19 states.

“We are on the forefront of an industry-wide commitment to support the expansion of convenient and accessible electric vehicle charging options,” said Robert Healey, head of EV Infrastructure for BMW of North America.

Partnering with charging company EVgo, each location will be equipped with a CHAdeMO connector for the Nissan Leaf and a SAE Combo (CCS) connector for the BMW i3 electric cars.

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The 50 kW stations can charge electric cars up to 80 percent in about 25-30 minutes, and are available to any EV, regardless of make equipped with quick-charge ports.

BMW i3 owners can locate the new stations with their car’s ConnectedDrive, while Leaf owners can use Nissan’s EZ-Charge smartphone app.

The new EVgo charging stations are conveniently located near shopping and dining establishments along well-traveled routes, with the site locations of the new stations funded by the two automakers indicated on the map in dark blue, and the previous group in light blue.

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EVgo’s complete network of dual-port DC fast-charging stations is even more extensive, totaling nearly 670 locations spread across the U.S.

Previously in 2014 and 2015, Nissan partnered with Volkswagen to install 100 dual-standard fast-charging stations along heavily-traveled East and West Coast corridors.


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