Nissan and BMW have joined forces to bring more public fast-charging stations to 120 locations across 19 states to promote the adoption of electric vehicles nationwide, as well as to support current Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 owners.

This partnership between two of the top EV manufacturers hopes to address the growing demand for additional public charging stations to give drivers the ability to extend the radius of the travels with ease.

These fast-chargers are now available in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. With these locations spread out across the country, Nissan and BMW hope to make cross country travel in an EV a reality.

Nissan is serious about making EV charging a reality to as many people as possible.

“Nissan takes a three-pronged approach to growing public EV charging options for LEAF drivers by installing quick chargers in the community, at corporate workplaces and at Nissan dealerships,” said Andrew Speaker, Nissan’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “By working with BMW to increase the number of available public quick-chargers, we are able to further enhance range confidence among EV drivers across the country.”

These new charging stations will offer a dual 50kW fast-charging station with two kinds of connectors in order to serve both Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 cars, as well as other electric vehicles equipped with quick-charge ports.

These stations can charge EVs from Nissan and BMW up to 80 percent in about 20-30 minutes. This is a huge step up from the longer time required to recharge at a Level 2 (240V) charger, which is currently the most commonly available public charging station.

Learn more about Nissan and BMW’s partnership here.

The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric car. The newly introduced 2016 LEAF has  a best-in-class range of 107 miles, which makes it the most affordable EV to get more than 100 miles on a single charge.

All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft or torque to provide a highly-responsive, fun-to-drive experience every time you get behind the wheel.

Learn more about the Nissan LEAF on our website.
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