Nissan gives free ‘quick chargers’ to EU electric car network

Japanese car maker Nissan is donating 400 ‘quick chargers’ for electric vehicles (EVs). The give-away is part of plans to accelerate a European-wide Quick Charge (QC) network. Countries across Europe […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Japanese car maker Nissan is donating 400 ‘quick chargers’ for electric vehicles (EVs). The give-away is part of plans to accelerate a European-wide Quick Charge (QC) network.

Countries across Europe have been asked to pitch for a charging network and the best bids will win an allocation of chargers. In the UK, Nissan has put in a bid for 65 chargers which would be placed at selected service stations along the motorway network, creating a ‘pathway’ on major routes across the UK.

The QC stations will charge electric cars to 80% in 30 minutes, which the manufacturer says will be an extra draw for customers towards EVs like their Nissan Leaf. Pierre Loing at Nissan said: “With a significant number of QCs available across Europe, EV owners will be able to recharge quickly no matter where they go. We believe this is essential for the mass adoption of EVs.”