Nissan and EVgo have completed their electric-vehicle fast charging network that connects the cities of Boston and Washington D.C. via nine electric vehicle fast charging stations that stretch 500 miles.
The completion of the Northeast I-95 Fast Charge ARC provides a comprehensive charging infrastructure, and is the newest addition to EVgo's charging network that includes more than 1,000 fast charging stations spanning 34 states. The I-95 ARC consists of nine EVgo DC Fast Charging stations equipped with 52 fast chargers in total, each with two charging connector options.
Each fast charging station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50kW, according to Nissan. The stations have also been designed and constructed to adapt to future advances in EV technology, including pre-wiring for higher charging outputs to allow easy upgrading to 150kW fast chargers.
As part of this inclusivity initiative, all charging stations feature both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charging outlets providing access to all EVs available today with fast charging capability, according to the automaker.
Owners of Nissan Leafs can charge their vehicles up to 80% only 30 to 40 minutes when using one of the DC outlets, Nissan has said. Leaf owners can also charge their vehicle for up to 30 minutes complimentary charging at any participating DC fast-charge station. Leaf owners are eligible for this program for two years following their time of vehicle purchase.