UK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan

Telsa Motors just rolled out the first of it solar-powered Supercharger network in the U.S., but Ecotricity is challenging the California automaker in setting up long-distance charge points the UK through its relationship with Nissan.

Nissan is installing its fastcharge points at strategic locations on Ecotricity##Q##s ##Q##Electric Highway##Q## motorway charging network. They##Q##re 50 kW DC fast-charge points that allow EVs to recharge to around 80 percent full in about 30 minutes, depending on the make and how full the battery is. “By introducing fast charging infrastructure at strategic motorway service stations, Nissan and Ecotricity are removing that worry and making EVs practical to a whole new selection of buyers,” said Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan Motor (GB), in a statement, which is available below.

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So far, the EVSE units have been installed in designated parking bays at Welcome Break motorway services in South Mimms (M25/A1), Oxford (M40) and Hopwood Park (M42). In July, Ecotricity completed phase oneof the Electric Highway, which joined the cities of London, Exeter and Manchester. The company expects phase two to be completed this year, bringing ##Q##top up zones##Q## to every Welcome Break motorway service in Great Britain.

So far, the Ecotricity charging stations are free to access. Users just need to register for a free smartcard. The company launched the Electric Highway campaign to kick-start Britain##Q##s electric car revolution.

 

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