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Nissan develops new electric vehicle quick charger

Japanese carmaker Nissan has revealed a new quick charger for electric cars, which is expected to go on sale in November. The charger will be available at Nissan parts companies throughout Japan and retains the high performance of the current quick charger which is currently on sale at US$19,000. However, this quick charger will be smaller, therefore taking up less space and enabling easier installation, and is expected to cost significantly less – predicted to be in the region of US$13,000. Nissan’s aim is to sell 5,000 of the new quick chargers by the end of the fiscal year 2015 in the hope of contributing to the ongoing development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Japan. The lower price has been enabled because it includes a new electric circuit technology that has been developed with the Nagaoka University of Technology, as well as new harnessing technology used in Nissan manufacturing. Its features include: boosted safety, as the unit can even be used in rainy weather; increased compatibility, as it complies with CHAdeMO protocol and is compatible with Nissan electric vehicles as well as those manufactured by other companies; and it is responsive to various changing environments including base, standard and cold weather specifications.  Nissan is also seeking partner companies for future sales in the US and European markets.

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Paul Lucas

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