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Nissan and EVgo open charging stations between Boston and Washington DC

The chargers have been prepared for a potential upgrade to a higher output

Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect the cities of Boston and Washington DC with a series of nine electric vehicle fast charging stations.

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

Each fast charging station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50 kW. 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 150-kW fast chargers.

“We’re excited to continue pioneering the development of electric vehicle infrastructure with the opening of our second charging ‘corridor’ project in the US” said director of EV sales and marketing at Nissan North America Brian Maragno.

“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 US.”

“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 DC,” said EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi.

“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, and its “Infrastructure for All” initiative has played a crucial role in the development of the I-95 Fast Charging ARC.

As part of this inclusivity 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% in only 30-40 minutes when using one of the DC outlets.

As part of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” programme, owners of Nissan LEAF models can charge their vehicle for up to 30 minutes with complimentary charging at any participating DC fast-charge station. LEAF owners are eligible for this programme for two years following their time of vehicle purchase.

“No Charge to Charge” covers 55 markets nationwide, making it accessible to 93% of LEAF sales. Additionally, Nissan has spent over US$60 million on EV infrastructure, resulting in the average LEAF driver being within 10 minutes’ drive to a fast charge site.

This charging corridor is the newest in EVgo’s charging network, including more than 1,000 fast chargers stations spanning 34 states.

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