Nissan Begins Japan sales of its new quick charger for EVs

Nissan today announced that it is commencing sales of its new quick charger on November 30 at Nissan parts companies throughout Japan. The newly-developed quick charging unit retains the high performance of the current quick charger manufactured by Nissan, but is nearly half the size (by volume). It offers many safety features for safe charging, such as monitoring against a potential short circuit when the charging unit is interfacing with the EV. It is compatible with Nissan EVs as well as EVs manufactured by other companies. The new charger unit’s smaller size will take up less space and enable easier installation.

Nissan plans to install the new charging units at about 400 of its dealerships nationwide by the end of fiscal year 2011 (March 2012), which will be double the number of units which have already been installed. Nissan is also proactively seeking partner companies for sales as part of its efforts to aim to sell 5,000 of the new quick chargers by the end of fiscal year 2015 (March 2016).