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Nissan U.S. Dealerships To Get Quick Charging Facility

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Nissan has launched a program to equip over 100 of its dealerships in the U.S. with quick charging facilities for the LEAF owners. It is an effort to speed the expansion of electric vehicle charging, kind of like what Tesla is doing with their Supercharger network.

The thing is, Tesla is putting the Supercharger stations in convenient places across America to make interstate travels possible for the owners of the Model S. Nissan, on the other hand, is setting up the quick chargers at the dealerships.

So unless you live close to one of them, it doesn’t make much sense. You have to waste a lot of charge getting to the dealership, spend some time and recharge it, and then waste all of that on the way back!

And it’s not like this solution is awfully quick. Nissan’s quick chargers, which use the CHAdeMO standard, can charge the vehicle from depleted to about 80 percent in about 30 minutes. It all adds to the hardships of owning an electric car like the LEAF, and will make you doubt your decision to try and save the planet by driving green. You will always be slow, late, and miserable. And you won’t take any pleasure in knowing that the Tasmanian butterfly will live another day or so because of your sacrifices anymore.

The initiative will begin with a pilot program including 24 dealerships in the markets of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Seattle.

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