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Nissan & EVgo Open 'I-95 Fast Charging ARC' Connecting Boston and Washington DC

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【Summary】A partnership between Nissan Motor Co and EVgo has made traveling between Boston and Washington DC, one of the busiest traffic corridors in the U.S., a little easier. Nissan and EVgo have announced completion of their planned ‘Fast charging ARC’ connecting the cities of Boston and Washington DC.

FutureCar Staff    Sep 06, 2018 5:01 PM PT
Nissan & EVgo Open 'I-95 Fast Charging ARC' Connecting Boston and Washington DC

Before electric vehicles become more widely adopted, a charging infrastructure is needed so drivers are able to drive their electric vehicles from place to place without experiencing ‘range anxiety'.

A partnership between Nissan Motor Co and EVgo has made traveling between Boston and Washington DC—one of the busiest traffic corridors in the U.S.—a little easier. Nissan and EVgo have announced completion of their planned ‘Fast charging ARC' connecting the cities of Boston and Washington DC. The two companies installed a series of nine electric vehicle fast charging stations along the route.

The completion of the Northeast fast charging corridor provides a comprehensive charging infrastructure, giving electric vehicle (EV) owners peace of mind and convenience when travelling the 500 miles between the two cities.

"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."

Each fast charging station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50kW—a rate that can charge Nissan Leaf in about 45 minutes. The stations have also been designed and constructed to adapt to future advances in EV technology, including being pre-wiring for higher charging outputs to allow easy upgrading to more powerful 150kW fast chargers.

"EVgo and Nissan's I-95 Fast Charging ARC is designed to make fast charging easy and convenient for EV drivers from Boston to Washington D.C.," said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. "Because we own our fast charging stations, EVgo drivers can rely on us to offer exceptional service from coast to coast. We applaud Nissan's historic leadership in infrastructure investment in partnership with EVgo, affording drivers the opportunity to rely on the I95 Fast Charging ARC today."

Nissan remains the global leader in EV sales, with the Leaf becoming world's best selling electric car. Since it was introduced in 2010, total worldwide sales reached 300,000 units by January 2018.

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Free EV Charging for Nissan Leaf Owners

Although the EV chargers are open to all EV drivers, as part of Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" program, owners of Nissan LEAF models can charge their vehicle for up to 30 minutes complimentary charging at any participating DC fast-charge station.  LEAF owners are eligible for this program for two years after purchase. Tesla offers a similar program that includes free charging for owners.

"No Charge to Charge" covers 55 markets nationwide. In addition, Nissan has spent over $60 million on EV infrastructure, resulting in the average LEAF driver being within 10 minutes drive of a fast charging station.

This Boston to DC charging corridor is the newest in EVgo's charging network. The company operates the largest EV charging network in the U.S. With over 1050 charging stations in 66 metropolitan areas.

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