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    Nissan is to donate 400 electric car quick chargers

    Tom Barnard, Communications director of Nissan GB tweeted today "Nissan is to donate 400 electric car quick chargers to organisations and companies across Europe. We hope to get 65+ for the UK."

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    Quick charge, free of charge: Nissan gives EV owners more flexibility | Pure-Driving.co.uk powered by Nissan

    In the UK, Nissan has put in a bid for 65 chargers which would be strategically located at selected service stations along the motorway network, creating a ‘pathway’ on major routes across the UK.

    Contact has already been made with the three largest motorway service station chains who have a total of 100 stations across the country.

    In addition, Quick Chargers would be located in some city centres and other key locations such as airports.

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    Sure, Tesla can do much better! (Right...)

    No, it's no 90kW, but I'm happy with 50kW charging. 30 min of charging still gives ~130km of range.

    It would be so silly if the Model S would not accept Chademo and could not take advantage of these 400(!) chargers.

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    CHAdeMO supporters doubling down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    CHAdeMO supporters doubling down.
    Ehh? Never heard of that, what is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by widodh View Post
    Ehh? Never heard of that, what is that?
    Sorry, it's an idiom I used before on this subject. I mean to say that supporters of the CHAdeMO standard are increasing their investment (upping their bets, so to speak) to insure its success over other standards. This Nissan announcement has been expected for a while.

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    400 seems a good number to start with...
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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    I'm happy to report that we have formally submitted our proposals to Nissan for the 65 quick chargers to be donated to a community owned entity that will ensure EV drivers are central to the UK's national charging network.

    If you think community ownership is worthwhile then you might like to tell Nissan

    I'd like to thank David Peilow for his excellent work in creating this proposal on behalf of ZCW.

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    really hope you will have succes!!!!!!
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    I've been 'radio silent' following our meeting because I had hoped that some of the topics we discussed 'off the record' would have been public knowledge by now…. anyway, while we wait, we do have some good news that we can share following our Meeting with Nissan...

    As your probably aware, in the first quarter of next year ~65 Nissan DC Chargers will be donated to key locations around the UK. The locations chosen are designed to allow Leaf drivers to easily travel along major routes with 24/7 access, no cost for 12 months, and with an installed life of 5+ years.

    Nissan have produced a UK map of target locations that is very similar to that published by David Peilow and used in the ZCW proposals for a national fast charge network;

    http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread...ll=1#post11848

    While I can't share details of the sites chosen by Nissan at this time I have no doubt that you will be pleased with many that have been selected.

    The deployment of ~65 chargers will be followed by an aggressive push to sell 4-5,000 per year using the low cost hardware announced by Nissan on 30th November. In Europe Nissan expect this charger to retail "well below" €10,000 for the outdoor version.

    Interestingly, the low cost charger has no 'back office' capability and it's clear from our discussions that Nissan are fully aware of UK EV drivers desire to use PAYG services without subscriptions…. I can't really say much more about that now

    Lots more will emerge during the first part of next year… at this time I suggest we let Nissan run with the deployment of ~65 chargers and get ready to step in should they lose their way

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