BMW and Nissan have joined forces to deploy a network of DC fast-charging stations across the United States.
Designed to promote the "increased adoption of electric vehicles," the network consists of 120 chargers in nineteen states including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Each location has a dual 50 kW DC fast-charging station that supports both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) connectors. This setup will allow BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf owners to easily charge their electric vehicles when needed. The charging stations also support electric vehicles from other manufactures as long as it is equipped with one of the aforementioned connectors.
The companies declined to provide a map of the charging stations but said drivers can find the stations using either the BMW i Remote or Nissan EZ-Charge apps.
When a driver arrives at a station, they won't have to wait around too long as the chargers can provide the i3 and Leaf with up to an 80 percent in roughly 20 to 30 minutes. BMW and Nissan note this is faster than Level 2 (240V) chargers which are the most commonly available form of public charging stations.