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BMW and Nissan carpool for fast EV chargers across the US

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The new locations 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 locations 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
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The new locations 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
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The new locations 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 locations each offer dual 50 kW DC fast-charging stations, with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors
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The new locations each offer dual 50 kW DC fast-charging stations, with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors
There are 120 new charging stations in total, across 19 US states
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There are 120 new charging stations in total, across 19 US states
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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.

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.

Source: BMW

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3 comments
minivini
SC and GA!? I'm all ears!! I'd love to be able to drive my LEAF from Greenville to Atlanta...
John Banister
So, electric cars are going to be like cordless power tools, with the charging interface varying from manufacturer to manufacturer. I may have a favorite gas station chain, but I always know that any gas station will do in a pinch. ANSI and DIN need to come up with a standard charging interface specification for both cars and cordless tools. Once there's a standard, those who adopt it will quickly outnumber those who don't.
warren52nz
Last September Tesla already had over 500 Supercharger stations with over 2,800 individual chargers and charging is "free forever". So this sounds a bit underwhelming even though it's good news.