This way it looks to boost sales of its all-electric Leaf giving the opportunity to owners for an almost completely recharge for their electric cars in a half hour.
Nissan may accept an agreement in which its distribution partners would temporarily offer free charging for the owners of electric cars. Many of charging stations will be located in urban areas along well travelled highways like California’s Interstate 5.
Nissan says it would offer quick charging stations for only $9,900, or about half the price of the Leaf’s prior quick-charging station. The “Level 3” quick charger stations developed with Sumitomo will be sold by Nissan in 5,000 pieces from March 2016 as part of its efforts to accelerate Japan’s charging infrastructure.
Automotive analysts see quick chargers as more likely to be acquired by public entities and businesses, as opposed to private residences because of their high power requirements and price.
Such quick charging stations can charge a Nissan Leaf from halfway full to almost completely charge in the same time it takes to fill a tank of gas for similar vehicle.