Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect the cities of Boston and Washington, D.C., with a series of nine electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations with 52 fast chargers in total.
The “I-95 Fast Charging ARC” is designed to give EV owners peace of mind and convenience when traveling the 500 miles between the two cities, according to EVgo.
Each station can charge up to four or more EVs simultaneously at a power output of 50 kW. The stations have also been designed and constructed to adapt to future advances in EV technology, including pre-wiring for higher charging outputs to allow easy upgrading to 150 kW fast chargers.
“This charging route along one of the most heavily populated areas of the country further demonstrates our commitment to the mass implementation and future development of easily accessible EV technology and will foster EV travel up and down the Northeastern coast of the United States,” says Brian Maragno, director of EV sales and marketing for Nissan North America Inc.
“EVgo and Nissan’s I-95 Fast Charging ARC is designed to make fast-charging easy and convenient for EV drivers from Boston to Washington, D.C.,” adds Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO.
Nissan says its “Infrastructure for All” initiative played a crucial role in the development of the I-95 Fast Charging ARC. As part of this inclusivity initiative, all charging stations feature both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System fast-charging outlets, providing access to all EVs available today with fast-charging capability. Owners of Nissan LEAFs can charge their vehicles up to 80% in 30-40 minutes when using one of the DC outlets.
This charging corridor is the newest in EVgo’s charging network, which includes more than 1,000 fast chargers stations spanning 34 states.