Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially opened a first-of-its-kind EV fast-charging depot at the new Bellevue Nissan outside Seattle. The fast-charging depot features six fast-charging stations – the largest group of fast chargers at any dealership in America. As one of the nation’s top-selling Nissan LEAF dealers, Bellevue Nissan identified an opportunity to increase the availability of public charging for local electric vehicle drivers.
“I want to congratulate Bellevue Nissan on its expansion and for creating Washington’s first electric vehicle charging depot,” Gov. Inslee said. “These fast-charging stations are the backbone of our future transportation infrastructure. I’ve charted a course for action to grow the number of electric vehicles in Washington State from 10,000 on the road today, to 50,000 by 2020. Increased sales of electric cars and creating the charging infrastructure to support them, like what we’re seeing here in Bellevue, will help us meet that goal.”
With support from Nissan and NRG eVgo (a nationwide provider of EV quick charging), the dealership is installing six fast chargers that can charge a 100%, all-electric Nissan LEAF from depleted to 80% full in less than 30 minutes. The new chargers, available 24/7, will be networked by NRG eVgo and will be included in Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program, which offers two years of no-cost public charging at select local stations with the purchase or lease of a new LEAF.
“Nissan is committed to doubling the number of quick chargers in the U.S. by next April, and we applaud Bellevue Nissan for installing this charging depot for LEAF drivers in the Seattle area,” said Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment. “Bellevue Nissan is adding to the established infrastructure in the northwest to make driving an EV even more convenient and rewarding.”
Source: Nissan USA