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Nissan and BMW partner to install 174 DC Fast Chargers across US

Nissan and BMW have teamed up with EVgo to install a total of 174 50kW DC Fast charging stations across 33 states in the US. 

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Nissan and BMW have teamed up with EVgo to install fast charging stations in the US.

The new sites brings EVgo’s network to nearly 670 DC Fast charging stations across the US, and will be joined by an additional 50 dual-port DC Fast chargers in 2017 under the carmakers’ partnership.

All stations will offer both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo (CCS) connectors, suitable for all DC Fast charging-capable electric vehicles in the US, and can typically charge an EV up to 80% in about 25-30 minutes.

The latest agreement builds on the 120 dual-port DC Fast chargers announced by Nissan and BMW in December 2015.

Robert Healey, head of EV Infrastructure for BMW of North America, said: “BMW’s continuing collaborations with Nissan and EVgo further demonstrate the company’s commitment to building a robust public charging infrastructure across the country. We are on the forefront of an industry-wide commitment to support the expansion of convenient and accessible electric vehicle charging options,” said Robert Healey, head of EV Infrastructure for BMW of North America.

The chargers can be located using the Nissan LEAF EZ-Charge smartphone app for Nissan drivers while BMW i3 drivers can find them using ConnectedDrive in the vehicle, either via the in-vehicle Navigation or the BMW ConnectedApp.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.