In today’s news we have a pair of automotive rivals who are teaming up for the greater good. Nissan and BMW are the current leaders in mainstream EV adoption thanks to the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf. To help increase the viability of owning and EV, these two giants of automotive innovation are partnering on a substantial infrastructure initiative that will see 120 new dual-port fast charging stations installed across the US.
The program will see new charging stations installed in 19 different states, and they will each be fitted with charging plugs that are compatible with both the i3 and the Leaf. This is a big move in the fight to make EVs cars a more viable choice. Beyond range anxiety, the lack of available charging locations is one of the biggest things stopping people from buying electric vehicles.
By teaming up, these two mass-produces of EV cars can dramatically increase the network of chargers, while simultaneously reducing investments costs. That is what we call a win-win.