Published on September 8th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan0
Nissan & EVgo Open I-95 Fast Charging ARC, Connecting EV Drivers Between Boston & Washington D.C.
September 8th, 2018 by Cynthia Shahan
There is simply no reason for northerners to have worries of charge anxiety, limiting adoption of the better choice — kicking gas. Electric cars offer a better choice for breathable air and walkable streets without awful fumes interrupting the normal impulse to breathe deeply, but consumers need to feel like the charging network will support them.
The fast chargers insist that you give up the idea that charging is too time consuming. Take a breath, get some coffee, use the facilities, and you are charged up and on your way. The fast-charging stations are located within close proximity to I-95.
Don’t have a Tesla with that wonderful range? Fear not. “With approximately 500 miles between Baltimore and DC, if someone wanted to take the trip in a next-gen Nissan LEAF or Chevy Bolt, they could do so with probably just a couple of stops to fast charge.”
Here’s the full Nissan press release for more:
- EV owners can now make the 500-mile journey from Boston to Washington D.C. with ease as a series of EVgo DC Fast Charging stations, known as the `I-95 Fast Charging ARC’is now open.
- The ARC consists of nine EVgo DC Fast Charging stations equipped with 52 fast chargers in total, each with two charging connector options.
- Most of the fast charging stations are located within close proximity to I-95 providing convenient access
- These sites will be among the largest fast-charging stations* available to the public
NEW YORK – Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect the cities of Boston and Washington D.C. with a series of nine electric vehicle fast-charging stations. The completion of the Northeast fast charging corridor provides a comprehensive charging infrastructure, giving electric vehicle (EV) owners peace of mind and convenience when traveling the 500 miles between the two cities.
Each fast charging station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50kW. 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.
“We’re excited to continue pioneering the development of electric vehicle infrastructure with the opening of our second charging `corridor’project in the U.S.,” said Brian Maragno, director, EV sales and marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “This charging route along one of the most heavily populated areas of the country further demonstrates our commitment to the mass implementation and future development of easily accessible EV technology and will foster EV travel up and down the Northeastern coast of the United States.”
“EVgo and Nissan’s I-95 Fast Charging ARC is designed to make fast charging easy and convenient for EV drivers from Boston to Washington D.C.,” said Cathy Zoi, the CEO of EVgo. “Because we own our fast-charging stations, EVgo drivers can rely on us to offer exceptional service from coast to coast. We applaud Nissan’s historic leadership in infrastructure investment in partnership with EVgo, affording drivers the opportunity to rely on the I-95 Fast Charging ARC today.”
Nissan remains the global leader in EV sales, and its “Infrastructure for All” initiative has played a crucial role in the development of the I-95 Fast Charging ARC. 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. Owners of Nissan LEAFs can charge their vehicles up to 80 percent in only 30 to 40 minutes when using one of the DC outlets.
As part of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program**, owners of Nissan LEAF models can 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.
“No Charge to Charge” covers 55 markets nationwide, making it accessible to 93 percent of LEAF sales. Additionally, Nissan has spent over $60 million on EV infrastructure, resulting in the average LEAF driver being within 10 minutes’drive to a fast charge site.
The I-95 Fast Charging ARC is the newest addition to EVgo’s charging network that includes more than 1000 fast charging stations spanning 34 states.
Charge Your Car In Minutes, Not Hours
Level 1 Charging
Up to 2 miles, 30 minutes
Level 2 Charging
Up to 10 miles, 30 minutes
DC Fast Charging
Up to 75 miles, 30 minutes