Nissan unveils new quick charger system for electric-cars

Nissan LEAF

Nissan unveiled its new quick charger yesterday and has announced plans for the system to go on sale in November 2011 at Nissan parts companies throughout Japan.

“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),” Nissan said in a statement. “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.”

Nissan said that it plans on selling 5,000 units by the end of fiscal year 2015 (March 2016). It will also install units at an increasing number of its dealerships nationwide

When will it come to the United States? Nissan said that preparations are underway for future sales of the new quick charger in the US and in European markets

– By: Omar Rana