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Nissan expands electric vehicle infrastructure with two new public fast-charge stations in Michigan

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwired - June 13, 2017) -

  • Two new stations account for a more than 15 percent increase in fast-charge connections in Michigan
  • Bolstering electric-vehicle infrastructure is a key step in anticipation of upcoming next-generation Nissan LEAF
  • Chargers feature CHAdeMO and CCS (Combined Charging System) DC fast-charging outlets, continuing Nissan's "Infrastructure for All" initiative

/EINPresswire.com/ -- Nissan has completed the installation of two new DC fast-charge stations in Southeastern Michigan, adding to the growing infrastructure of electric vehicle fast-chargers in the state. The stations are located at USA 2 GO convenience stores in the towns of Novi and Howell, along the I-96 expressway, allowing for easy access to one of the state's busiest highways.

"Nissan is dedicated to building a convenient EV charging infrastructure across the U.S. While it's not a priority for everyone, we firmly believe a robust infrastructure is key to the growth of EVs," said JeSean Hopkins, senior manager, EV infrastructure strategy & business development, Nissan North America. "Adding these fast chargers to Michigan's EV infrastructure will benefit all regional EV owners, regardless of make or model."

The two stations represent a more than 15 percent increase in Michigan's current fast-charge EV infrastructure. Each station, installed in collaboration with EVgo and GoSpace, includes both CHAdeMO and CCS DC fast-charging outlets so all EV owners have the ability to charge their vehicles. Of the 15 DC fast chargers now on-line in the state, Nissan had a direct part in the installation of each one. Additionally, Nissan has played a part in the installation of 55 percent of all CHAdeMO fast-charge connections to date across the U.S., and recently announced the I-95 Fast-Charge ARC project that connects a 500-mile span between Boston and Washington D.C.

This expansion will allow EV owners a quick, safe and convenient place to charge their vehicles while traveling greater distances. Nissan is proud to reaffirm its commitment to public fast-charging infrastructure with these new locations in anticipation of the upcoming next-generation Nissan LEAF. The all-new LEAF will be unveiled globally in September.

For more information on the LEAF and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STARĀ® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at NissanUSA.com and INFINITIUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and INFINITInews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance -- a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

About EVgo
EVgo currently operates the largest public fast-charge network in the United States, with over 900 fast chargers in 66 of the top-selling automotive markets in the U.S., and supports all current charging standards. EVgo provides exemplary service because it owns and operates its charging stations, and utilizes a variety of flexible charging plans for drivers including pay-as-you-go, low-cost membership charging plans and unlimited charging plans for customers of automaker partners. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

About GoSpace
GoSpace proudly serves as a leading facilitator of EV Charger placements, working closely with AAA and a host of corporate partners to ensure that EV Chargers are readily available for the growing Electric Vehicle market. As such, GoSpace provides everything needed from engineering and permitting to installation and finishing touches. GoSpace recognizes its responsibility to educate and assist businesses that are considering EV Chargers for their employees and customers. Feel free to learn more at www.gospacego.com.

About USA 2 GO
USA 2 GO Quick Store operates mutable, specialty convenience fuel centers in Michigan. The stores represent a thoroughly modern presentation of the convenience store. USA 2 GO Quick Store's focus is on cleanliness, customer service, variety of brand-name products and efficiency for our customers. It truly is a one-stop shopping experience when you need to fuel your vehicle. USA 2 GO Quick Store's mission is to provide our customers with a clean and friendly experience, easy accessibility, convenience and the largest variety of quality name-brand products in the areas we serve.

Contact

Tim Gallagher
Electric Vehicle Communications
Nissan North America
949-370-6862
tim.gallagher@nissan-usa.com

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