25 Jan Nissan and BMW Work Together So You Can Plug In
BMW and Nissan are working together once again to expand the network of available DC charging stations around the country. Both car companies are working with a company called EVgo which runs the nation’s largest DC Fast Charging network. The groups have already funded and expanded the network with an additional 174 locations in 33 states. Fifty more locations are in the works for 2017.
The EVgo network now totals 668 dual-port DC Fast Charging stations which can be used by electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 are the main vehicles in Nissan’s and BMW’s lineup which will benefit from the expansion. The range of Nissan’s LEAF is around 100 miles, while the BMW i3 can travel 150+ miles on a charge. BMW also currently offers five vehicles with a plug-in option. Having access to charging stations is one of the biggest reasons customers site for not making the switch to an EV.
All of these locations in the expanded network will offer dual 50 kW DC Fast Chargers. They will have both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors which will serve Nissan and BMW along with other EV drivers, regardless of brand. The stations can charge the Nissan LEAF and the BMW i3 to 80% in about 25-30 minutes. Both Nissan and BMW will be updating their apps and navigation systems to include these stations as they come online.
States and markets in which BMW and Nissan have installed dual-port DC Fast chargers on the EVgo network include: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
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