The network, officially known as I-95 Fast Charging ARC, is now open, with nine Fast Charging stations equipped with a total of 52 fast chargers, each with two connection options.
Fast charging lets you juice up to 80% power in around 30 minutes, while you make a pit stop for coffee or a meal, or sneak a nap.
You can thank Nissan, manufacturer of the LEAF, the best-selling EV on the planet, and EVgo, a leading supplier of charging stations, for installing the network.
While anybody with an EV or PHEV vehicle can use the charging stations, Nissan Leaf owners can charge for FREE.
BMW has a similar free charging program, also through EVgo.
As part of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program**, LEAF owners can charge their vehicle for up to 30 minutes complimentary charging at any participating DC fast-charge station. LEAF owners are eligible for this program for two years following their vehicle purchase.
“No Charge to Charge” covers 55 markets nationwide, making it accessible to 93 percent of LEAF sales.
Additionally, Nissan has spent over $60 million on EV infrastructure, resulting in the average LEAF driver being no more than a ten minute drive to a fast charge site.
The I-95 Fast Charging ARC is the newest addition to EVgo’s charging network that includes more than 1000 fast charging stations spanning 34 states.
Just as gas stations offer a variety of octanes, and diesel, fast charging stations offer both CHAdeMO and Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charging outlets, providing access to all EVs on the market today which have fast charging capability – not all do.
“We’re excited to continue pioneering the development of electric vehicle infrastructure with the opening of our second charging `corridor’project in the U.S.” Brian Maragno, director, EV sales and marketing, Nissan North America, Inc., says.
“This charging route along one of the most heavily populated areas of the country further demonstrates our commitment to the mass implementation and future development of easily accessible EV technology and will foster EV travel up and down the Northeastern coast of the United States.”
“EVgo and Nissan’s I-95 Fast Charging ARC is designed to make fast charging easy and convenient for EV drivers from Boston to Washington D.C.,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo.
“Because we own our fast charging stations, EVgo drivers can rely on us to offer exceptional service from coast to coast. We applaud Nissan’s historic leadership in infrastructure investment in partnership with EVgo, affording drivers the opportunity to rely on the I-95 Fast Charging ARC today.”
- EV owners can now make the 500-mile journey from Boston to Washington D.C. with ease as a series of EVgo DC Fast Charging stations, known as the `I-95 Fast Charging ARC’is now open.
- The ARC consists of nine EVgo DC Fast Charging stations equipped with 52 fast chargers in total, each with two charging connector options.
- Most of the fast charging stations are located within close proximity to I-95 providing convenient access
- These sites will be among the largest fast charging stations* available to the public
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To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, visit EVgo.com.
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