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BMW, Nissan Help Fund U.S. Charging Station Expansion

BMW, Nissan and Los Angeles-based EVgo Services opened 174 fast-charging stations for plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the U.S. this week and plan to add another 50 facilities by the end of 2017.
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BMW, Nissan and Los Angeles-based EVgo Services opened 174 fast-charging stations for plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the U.S. this week and plan to add another 50 facilities by the end of 2017.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed. But Nissan says it provided the majority of the funding for the new stations to support the higher-volume Leaf.

All stations will have dual-port systems to support both CHAdeMO and the SAE combined charging system (CCS) connectors. The Nissan Leaf uses the CHAdeMO charger, while the BMW i3 uses CCS. Both EVs can be charged to within 80% of their battery capacity in less than 30 minutes.

With the new BMW/Nissan outlets, EVgo now operates nearly 700 fast-charging stations in the U.S. The sites are located near shopping centers and restaurants along high-traffic routes. EVgo was spun off from NRG Energy Inc. last year.

BMW and Nissan teamed up in late 2015 to open 120 charging stations in the U.S. That year Nissan also partnered with Volkswagen on 100 such facilities in the U.S.

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