NISSAN, SUMITOMO BRING LOW-COST ELECTRIC-CAR QUICK CHARGER TO U.S. MARKET

Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

11.10.2011

, HONOLULU

NISSAN, SUMITOMO BRING LOW-COST ELECTRIC-CAR QUICK CHARGER TO U.S. MARKET

– New horse ‘fills’ Nissan LEAF in underneath 30 mins –

Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) now announced that it is bringing an innovative, low-cost DC discerning horse for electric cars to a U.S. market. The DC discerning horse is being launched as partial of a tellurian partnership with Sumitomo Corporation, with a initial installations designed for early 2012.

Nissan and Sumitomo also announced that they are looking to Nissan North America’s elite home charging hire partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to be their indiscriminate and sell distributor, as good as a elite provider for U.S. designation services.

Nissan announced a growth during a press discussion compared with a Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussion in Honolulu, where Nissan also is charity exam drives of a all-electric Nissan LEAF, a usually 100 percent electric automobile designed for a mass market. The new DC discerning horse can support all plug-in vehicles able of discerning charging on a CHAdeMO standard, including a Nissan LEAF that is accessible to U.S. consumers versed with an on-board quick-charging port.

The starting cost for a horse will be $9,900, about a third of a cost of models accessible on a tellurian marketplace today. The discerning horse will come in dual opposite models: a chronicle for indoor use, designed to assistance accommodate fleets such as daily let cars; and an outside model, that is privately designed for open and blurb charging uses – such as open spaces, corporate campuses, and sell centers. Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation, together with a U.S. auxiliary Sumitomo Corporation of America, now are holding pre-orders for a charger, with an online grouping complement rising in Jan 2012. AeroVironment will assistance conduct designation and distribution.

“This horse is a initial of a kind, and it’s truly revolutionary,” pronounced Brian Carolin, comparison clamp president, sales and marketing, NNA. “A low-cost DC discerning horse unlocks a intensity for rare electric car use and adoption. We expect thousands of these chargers will be commissioned opposite a country, enabling electric cars like a Nissan LEAF to be driven for even larger distances and durations.”

Nissan Motor Co. formerly announced corner graduation of a DC Quick horse with Sumitomo Corporation in US market. The newly grown DC discerning charging section retains a high opening of stream discerning chargers though is scarcely half a distance – creation for a some-more compress footprint and easier installation. Through this new charger, that operates on a 480v current, charging time for a all-electric Nissan LEAF will be underneath 30 minutes, from a entirely depleted state to 80-percent charged.

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, 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 was famous as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during www.nissanusa.com.

About Nissan
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 248,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating income of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of 64 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. A colonize in zero-emission mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless general accolades, including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year endowment and 2011 World Car of a Year.

For some-more information on a products, services and joining to Sustainable Mobility, revisit a website during http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation engages in multifaceted business activities benefitting from their Integrated Corporate Strength, offered a accumulation of domestic products and services, conducting import/export and trilateral business transactions, providing domestic and general business investment, and participating in countless other essential activities facilitated by their tellurian network and a relations of trust built with corporate business partners and consumers in several industrial sectors around a world. SC is purebred in a batch sell of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. With approximately 5,159 employees in 66 countries, SC generated J.Yen 2,027 (100 millions of yen; US GAAP base) in 2010 of distinction for a duration attributable to owners of a parent.

For some-more information, revisit a website during http://www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/english/.

About Sumitomo Corporation of America
Established in 1952, Sumitomo Corporation of America is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of Sumitomo Corporation. It is headquartered in New York City and is an integrated tellurian trade association with diversified investments in businesses concerned in production and offered of consumer products, providing financing for business and suppliers, coordination and operation of civic and industrial infrastructure products, providing travel and logistics services, building healthy resources, placement of steel and other products and building and handling genuine estate. The company’s offices and business investments operation via North America, Canada and Mexico and Central and South Amercia.

About AeroVironment
AeroVironment is a record solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an modernized portfolio of electric travel solutions and electric-powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). AeroVironment’s extensive EV charging solutions embody EV home charging, open charging, quick charging, information collection, grid-integrated communications and finish installation, training and support services for consumers, automakers, utilities, supervision agencies and businesses. More information is accessible during www.avinc.com and www.evsolutions.com.

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Contact Information

Katherine Zachary
Nissan North America
Tel # 615-725-1447
Katherine.Zachary@nissan-usa.com

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