The chargers will go on sale in November 2011 at Nissan parts companies throughout Japan, and compared to the chargers currently offered by Nissan, the new ones offer some key differences.
The new charger will be smaller and will be easier to install. It will also cost ‘significantly less than Y1 million’ (£8,238) – the previous unit had a retail price of Y1.47m (12,110).
By March 2016 Nissan aims to sell 5,000 of the new quick chargers, with plans to install the new charging units at an increasing number of its dealerships nationwide and introduce the new units at local government facilities.
Crucially the new charger will be able to charge up other EV manufacturers’ products in an effort ‘to assure customers of a comfortable and convenient electric vehicle driving experience’ said a Nissan statement, and and will be able to be used in the rain.