Nissan: "DRIVETHEARC" EV quick charging mezzanine breaks belligerent in northern California

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – DRIVETHEARC, a mezzanine of electric car (EV) quick charging stations travelling from Monterey to Lake Tahoe, pennyless belligerent currently with a badge slicing rite El Dorado Hills, California.

DRIVETHEARC aims to boost a palliate of long-distance EV transport along one of California’s many critical transport arteries while investigate EV use and pushing patterns by a smartphone app that will yield a user-friendly charging experience.

It is a corner ubiquitous plan promoted by Japan’s largest open RD supervision organization, a New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) – underneath a agreement between NEDO and a State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, and in partnership with Nissan Motor Co., Nissan North America, Kanematsu and EVgo.

Announced during a press discussion alongside a badge slicing rite during a DRIVEtheARC Station during Raley’s in El Dorado Hills, California – that will horde 4 DRIVETHEARC EV quick chargers – dignitaries from NEDO, Nissan, Kanematsu, EVgo and several California state supervision offices collected to share sum of a quick charging mezzanine and a intensity impact in forwarding EV adoption in California. The plan to collect and investigate information will be finished in Sep 2020, while designation of a 50 quick chargers along a mezzanine is approaching to be finished by Mar 2017. This will yield drivers with mixed quick charging points per site during a some-more than 20 jammed locations that are partial of a project.

“NEDO is committed to a best efforts to comprehend a design of a proof plan with Go-Biz and other California supervision organisation (CEC, CARB, CalEPA, CPUC) support, EVgo’s team-work as a internal partner, and by Nissan and Kanematsu’s imagination and partnership in a execution of this project,” pronounced Makoto Watanabe, executive executive of NEDO. “We would like to minister to elucidate environmental problems by compelling EV use, that will lead to reduced hothouse gas emissions, and truly wish that we will be means to assistance emanate tolerable EV societies in a future.”

An integrated ubiquitous cooperation, NEDO is appropriation a DRIVETHEARC mezzanine as partial of a idea to urge appetite assign and foster new appetite technologies, as good to assistance foster supervision relations, investigate and information sell between a U.S. and Japan. In partnership with Kanematsu, a DRIVETHEARC smartphone app is also in growth and will yield users with pivotal real-time preference facilities such as navigation to charging stations within cruising operation and will assistance revoke assign watchful times with horse cavity information. Captured pushing stats will be accessible to users, and Nissan, Kanematsu, EVgo and NEDO will investigate and magnitude horse use patterns to improved surprise destiny EV charging projects globally.
“This network of accessible fast-charging stations will make it easier for some-more consumers to name fun-to-drive and careful electric cars,” pronounced CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. “NEDO’s investment in DRIVEtheARC will make intercity EV transport a breeze, and by putting some-more zero-emission vehicles onto a roads and highways, will assistance California accommodate a purify atmosphere and meridian targets.”

“We are impossibly vehement to see a DRIVEtheARC plan come to life, executing a MOU sealed by NEDO and GO-Biz to assistance build an infrastructure that supports California’s desirous idea of putting 1.5 million 0 glimmer vehicles on a highway by 2025,” pronounced GO-Biz executive Panorea Avdis. “We praise NEDO, Nissan, EVgo and Kanematsu for their commitment, collaboration, and execution and demeanour brazen to stability a work together to build a California ZEV market.”

As a tellurian personality in EV sales, Nissan is also partnering in DRIVETHEARC as partial of a automaker’s ‘Infrastructure for All’ strategy. Nissan has played a heading purpose in flourishing a series of EV quick charging stations in a U.S. from 250 stations in 2013, to an approaching 2,000 stations by 2017. This provides Nissan LEAF drivers with entrance to a largest metro area network of quick charging stations in a country. The DRIVETHEARC mezzanine enhances a existent EV infrastructure Nissan has upheld as partial of a No Charge to Charge promotion, by joining a metro areas of Monterey, a San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

“Nissan is dynamic to widely widespread EV use to assistance advantage a sourroundings on tellurian basis. The U.S. is among a tip markets in a universe for EV sales, and California represents a towering 40 percent of all EV sales in a country, creation a state a matter for furthering a adoption of EVs into a future,” pronounced Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Chief Sustainability Officer of Nissan Motor. “An adequate open charging network is one of a pivotal factors for EV expansion. Northern California has a different embankment though until now did not possess a loyal inter-city EV quick charging network. We are vehement to exercise this network and investigate EV use in Northern California so that we can request a lessons we learn to destiny quick charging network projects around a world.”

As a tellurian trade residence with imagination in a wiring and information technologies business, Kanematsu has been collaborating with Nissan and EVgo to recover a new DRIVEtheARC smartphone app. The DRIVEtheARC smartphone app is designed for a DRIVEtheARC stations and a EVgo stations. It navigates EV drivers to optimal stations formed on cruising operation and charging hire status. The app enables EV drivers to guard a real-time standing of a charging stations, name an suitable station, and assign their EVs regulating a app’s authorisation routine or required remuneration authorisation methods. The EV cruising operation underline formed on NissanConnect Data Link Service will be accessible in a open of 2017.

As a internal partner of a project, EVgo is handling a designation of a DRIVETHEARC infrastructure with a deployment of 50 EV quick charging stations during over 20 accessible locations. Fast charging stations are being commissioned during pivotal jammed sell partners along a track to emanate a loyal inter-city charging network that will inspire long-distance EV transport in Northern California. The mezzanine represents a newest further to EVgo’s inhabitant network of over 800 EV quick charging stations opposite 66 markets.

“We are anxious to have a event to yield a charging infrastructure, imagination and hardware for a DRIVETHEARC quick charging corridor, and to be operative with such a illusory organisation of tellurian partners on this project,” pronounced Terry O’Day, Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development during EVgo. “Our aim is to inspire a feasibility of long-range EV transport in California and yield EV drivers with a convenient, low-cost inter-city charging network that will pave a approach for destiny EV formation in a state.”

The DRIVETHEARC quick charging mezzanine is approaching be finished in Mar 2017. For some-more information about a DRIVETHEARC plan and app, greatfully visit:

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a endless operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during

About NEDO
NEDO is Japan’s largest open RD supervision organization. It was determined as a semi-governmental classification in 1980 to foster a growth and introduction of new appetite technologies. Since a establishment, NEDO has undertaken record growth and conducted proof projects with a idea of addressing appetite and tellurian environmental problems, and enhancing industrial technology.

About Kanematsu Corporation
Kanematsu Corporation, Japan’s vital trade association carrying 127 years of history, is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. By augmenting business networks in Japan and abroad with endless knowledge in ubiquitous trading, information-gathering, marketplace cultivation, business incubation and project-forming, risk supervision and logistics, Kanematsu is committed to formulating new businesses as a value creator. Kanematsu is provision sundry products and services in a far-reaching operation of businesses opposite 4 groups including Electronics Devices, Foods Grain, Steel, Materials Plant and Motor Vehicles Aerospace. For some-more information on Kanematsu businesses and services, revisit a website during

About EVgo
EVgo leads America’s electric car revolution. Our mission: Build a nation’s largest EV charging network while improving a world and boosting a economy. We put a right chargers in a right places. Together we combine a EV transformation for all, creation it unstoppable. EVgo provides entrance to hundreds of open charging sites opposite a United States. To find out more, or to join a EVgo network, revisit Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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