Having an electric car is no good if there's nowhere to charge it. BMW and Nissan are on the case, having partnered to roll out a network of new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging points across the US. There are 120 locations in total, across 19 states.
The roll-out, delivered in partnership with EV charging firm Greenlots, is aimed in part at providing support for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 drivers, as well as at helping to encourage more widespread adoption of EVs, and increase the potential of electric-powered in the US.
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The new locations each offer dual 50 kW DC fast-charging stations, with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors. They are able to charge BMW and Nissan EVs up to 80 percent in around 20-30 minutes, as well as EVs with quick charging ports from other manufacturers.
The new charging stations are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. Users can locate the charging points via either in-vehicle Navigation in the i3, the BMW i Remote app or the Nissan EZ-Charge app.