Nissan announced it will begin taking preorders for a new quick-charging unit to be shipped beginning in January 2012. The DC quick charger is being launched with partner Sumitomo Corp. and will retail for $9,900.
In just 30 minutes, the charger, which operates on a 480v current, can bring a Nissan Leaf from "a fully depleted state to 80 percent charged," Nissan said in a press release.
Two types of quick chargers will be available. One version is for indoor use--for fleet vehicles such as rental cars. Another model is for outdoor use--such as schools, public spaces, … Read more