Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced Wednesday that it is commencing sales of its new quick charger on November 30 at Nissan parts companies throughout Japan.
The newly-developed quick charging unit retains the high performance of the current quick charger manufactured by Nissan, but is nearly half the size (by volume). It offers many safety features for safe charging, such as monitoring against a potential short circuit when the charging unit is interfacing with the EV. It complies with CHAdeMO protocol and is compatible with Nissan EVs as well as EVs manufactured by other companies. The new charger unit’s smaller size will take up less space and enable easier installation.
Thanks to the adoption of new electric circuit technology and by harnessing technology used in Nissan manufacturing and R&D, the new unit features a simple and efficient design that costs 598,500 yen including tax ($7,728 at current exchange rates) for the base grade, which is below half the price of the current unit, but maintains the overall level of quality. Moreover, customers can apply to a government incentive system for charging units to be reimbursed for approximately half the cost (without tax) of a unit. The actual cost is would then be upwards of a very affordable 318,500 yen ($4,112 at current exchange rates).
The company plans to install the new charging units at about 400 of its dealerships nationwide by the end of fiscal year 2011 (March 2012), which will be double the number of units which have already been installed.
Cold weather specification*4
49kW 3- AC200V
|Connector to feed power to the EV|
JEVS G 105-1993-compliant*5
|Ambient air temperature|
-10°C – 40°C
-30°C – 40°C