Nissan Develops Compact Quick Charger
The newly-developed quick charging unit retains the high performance of the current quick charger manufactured by Nissan, which is now on sale with a suggested retail price of £12,112 (¥1.47m) including tax, but is nearly half the size (by volume). Nissan said its smaller size will enable easier installation, while the base specification unit will cost only below one half the price of the current unit.
The company plans to install the new charging units at an increasing number of its dealerships nationwide and introduce the new units at local government facilities and in locations that draw large numbers of customers in regions throughout Japan. Nissan is also proactively seeking partner companies for sales as part of its efforts to assure customers of a comfortable and convenient electric vehicle driving experience.
Nissan aims to sell 5,000 of the new quick chargers by the end of fiscal year 2015 (March 2016) to contribute to the ongoing development of the EV quick charging infrastructure in Japan and preparations are also underway for future sales of the new quick charger in the US and in European markets.