Nissan and EVgo Charging Adding 200 New Fast Chargers

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The joint investment by Nissan and EVgo expands a six-year link between two of the early providers in transportation electrification in the U.S.

Nissan and EVgo are expanding the charging network for EV users with the installation of 200 direct-current fast chargers (DCFC) in the United States. Each of the new fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors so more EV drivers can benefit.

More than 100 million Americans currently live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charger, including those built with Nissan along the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, and the DRIVEtheARC corridor in California from Monterey to Lake Tahoe.

The joint investment by Nissan and EVgo expands a six-year link between two of the early providers in transportation electrification in the U.S. Nissan has installed more than 2,000 quick-charge connectors in the country since 2010.

“EVgo is thrilled to expand our six-year partnership with Nissan to provide convenient and reliable fast charging to EV drivers, including Nissan LEAF drivers, on the nation’s largest and most reliable public network,” said Cathy Zoi, chief executive officer, EVgo.

Nissan and EVgo will also join in a co-marketing program to help inform and raise awareness among U.S. EV drivers about the advantages of going electric; this will include highlighting the Nissan LEAF PLUS, which has a range up to 226 miles, fast-charging capability, and EVgo’s network of more than 1,200 public fast chargers across the country. Nissan has sold more than 400,000 LEAF vehicles worldwide.

Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online: www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com.

EVgo

EVgo is the nation’s largest fast charging public network for electric vehicles. With more than 1,200 DC fast chargers at 750 locations in 66 metropolitan markets in 34 states, EVgo has than 150,000 customers. EVgo owns and operates its nationwide network of fast chargers, which are compatible with all fast charge-capable EV models and powered by 100% renewable energy. Founded in 2010, EVgo works with retail hosts, hotels, shopping centers, gas stations, parking lot operators, and others to make it easier to fast charge an EV. To find out more, or to join the EVgo network: EVgo.com.

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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