Nissan Develops New Quick Charger for Electric VehiclesMonday, September 12, 2011
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Sept. 12, 2011 -
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today revealed its new
quick charger to the public and announced plans
for this proprietary technology to go on sale
in November 2011 at Nissan parts companies
Nissan is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
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. 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. Preparations are also underway for future sales of the new quick charger in the US and in European markets.
Four features of the new quick charger
The new unit can be used even in rainy weather, and offers many safety features, such as monitoring against a potential short circuit when the charging unit is interfacing with the EV, for safe charging.
It complies with CHAdeMO*1 protocol and is compatible with Nissan EVs as well as EVs manufactured by other companies.
Responsive to various charging environments
To meet a variety of customer needs, Nissan has developed three specifications: base, standard and cold weather specifications.
Thanks to the adoption of new electric circuit technology*2 and by harnessing technology used in Nissan manufacturing and R&D, the new unit features a simple and efficient design that enables a low price.
*1 CHAdeMO: CHAdeMO is an abbreviation of "CHArge de MOve", roughly meaning to "charge for moving." It is an association of companies committed to the development of EVs by facilitating the expansion of EV charging station infrastructure and aiming at standardized charging methods.
*2 The new electric circuit technology: developed in cooperation with Nagaoka University of Technology
*3 JEVS G105-1993: The Japan Automotive Research Institute (JARI) has created a new organization for EV technology standardization, the Japan Electric Vehicle Association Standard (JEVS). G 105-1993 is the connector to be used at eco-station for EV quick charging systems.
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