Bellevue Nissan located just outside Seattle has opened what it calls a fast-charging depot.
Officially opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, the fast-charging depot features six fast-charging stations. Nissan considers it to be the largest group of fast chargers at any dealership in America.
Bellevue Nissan, formerly Nissan of the Eastside at Bellevue, is opening the new charging depot at the same time it is opening its new dealership. Considered one of the nation’s top-selling Nissan Leaf dealers, Bellevue Nissan wanted to increase the availability of public charging for local electric vehicle drivers.
“I want to congratulate Bellevue Nissan on its expansion and for creating Washington’s first electric vehicle charging depot,” said Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee. “These fast-charging stations are the backbone of our future transportation infrastructure. Electric vehicles will help us clean our air, create more jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I’ve charted a course for action to grow the number of electric vehicles in Washington State from 10,000 on the road today, to 50,000 by 2020. Increased sales of electric cars and creating the charging infrastructure to support them, like what we’re seeing here in Bellevue, will help us meet that goal.”
The chargers opened in partnership with Nissan and NRG eVgo will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new chargers will be networked by NRG eVgo, a nationwide provider of EV quick charging, and they will be accessible using the all-access EZ-Charge Card. They will be included in Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program, which offers two years of no-cost public charging at select local stations with the purchase or lease of a new Leaf.