3.12.2021Nissan to expand charging provision at dealerships
Japanese carmaker Nissan has entered into two significant partnerships with electric vehicle (EV) charging providers. EV charging networks E.ON and Allego will work with Nissan to expand the available charging infrastructure at its dealerships across 18 countries in Europe. E.ON will build infrastructure for Nissan dealers in the United Kingdom and Germany, while Allego will install chargers in 16 other European countries.
In both the UK and Germany, E.ON will install fast charging devices for Nissan as well as ultra-rapid Alpitronic Hyperchargers with up to 150 kW charging capacity.
In Europe, however, Allego will take care of the delivery, service and maintenance of fast chargers at dealerships over the next five years. The charging stations will be spread across 16 countries including Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
The project, which falls under the Nissan brand “Electrify the World”, is part of Nissan’s ambition to invest in the development of a fast charging network in Europe.
“Since launching the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010, the LEAF, Nissan has continuously strived to make the benefits of electric mobility accessible to drivers every day,” said Jean-Philippe Roux, Deputy Vice President, Network Development & Customer Quality, Nissan AMIEO.
“As we push forwards into a new chapter for Nissan’s all-electric vehicle line-up with the innovative Ariya coupe crossover and versatile, fully electric Townstar light commercial vehicle, our comprehensive charging infrastructure expansion plan in partnership with Allego is further evidence of our continued commitment to electric mobility.”
The charging devices will be open for all drivers of electric vehicles, regardless of vehicle make and charging capacity.
Nissan recently announced that it is speeding up its electrification efforts with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years, as part of its 'Ambition 2030' strategic plan. The carmaker is planning 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure-electric models.