Nissan Motor Co. is commencing sales of Nissan-developed quick chargers through its regional parts sales affiliates in Japan in preparation for the December release of its Nissan LEAF.
|Nissan Quick Charger. Click to enlarge.|
Nissan developed the quick charger in-house, applying its R&D expertise accumulated in development of EVs and related plant equipment which already installed its EV production plants. Nissan says that this gives the quick charger a competitive pricing advantage at the manufacturer’s preferred price of ¥1.47 million (US$16,299).
Nissan plans to install 200V standard chargers at 2,200 Nissan dealers nationwide before December, 2010. In addition to that these Level III quick chargers will be available at 200 selected dealers as well. For the convenience of Nissan LEAF drivers, at least one quick-charge unit will be available within a 40-kilometer radius throughout the country.
The product follows the CHAdeMO protocol (earlier post) so it works not only with Nissan EVs but with those of other automakers’ EVs as well. In addition to the standard model, Nissan offers variants for hot and cold climates.
|Nissan Level III Fast Charger|
|Rated input||49kW three-phase 200VAC|
|Output voltage||to 500VDC|
|Output current||to 125A|
|Power supply connector||Compatible with JEVS G 105-1993|
|Optimal operating temp. range||-10~40 °C||-10~50 °C||-20~40 °C|
|Special features||Cooling system||Heater and cold-safe cable|