In addition, Nissan is supporting the installation of 500 quick chargers at Nissan dealerships throughout the U.S., in addition to city buildings and private businesses. A quick charger can juice up a Leaf battery up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, and is seen by Nissan as a crucial technology to eliminate range anxiety.
The pure-electric Leaf has been doing exceptionally well when it comes to sales over the last couple years, overcoming a slow rollout. In response to the demand, Nissan has ramped up production of the Leaf, selling its 100,000th example just a few months ago.
This report appeared on the website of Autoweek magazine, a Detroit-based sister publication of Tire Business.