Photos: Nissan LEAF Electric Car by Michael Graham Richard, Quick charging station by Nissan
Smaller! Cheaper! Better!Electric cars are getting better and cheaper with each new generation, and the same applies to the chargers that allow them to recharge their batteries more quickly than by plugging them in straight in the wall electrical outlet. While this new charger (see the specs below) is made by Nissan, it is compatible with electric vehicles by other manufacturers, so everybody will benefit.
The newly-developed quick charging unit retains the high performance of the current quick charger manufactured by Nissan, which is now on sale with a suggested retail price of 1.47 million yen (including tax), but is nearly half the size (by volume). The new charger unit's smaller size will take up less space and enable easier installation. When it goes on sale, the new standard specification quick charger unit will be highly competitive and great value to customers because it will cost significantly less than one million yen, while the base specification unit will cost only below one half the price of the current unit.
The company plans to sell about 5,000 units of the new chargers by the end of 2015, and they will also install many of them in locations that are likely to draw a large number of electric cars in various regions of Japan
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