Nissan Motor and Kanematsu, under a contract with NEDO, have completed 55 large-scale (50 kW) rapid charging stations at 25 locations in California, in a corridor from Monterey to Lake Tahoe. For Nissan EV drivers, a real-time smartphone app DRIVEtheARC” is available. In this demonstration project, data of behavior patterns of EV owners such as best installation sites for quick chargers and charging behavior of users will be accumulated and analyzed for two years. California State aims to have 1.5 million ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) by 2025. So far, Nissan has sold 340 thousand EVs worldwide. Kanematsu is a leader in M2M/IoT (Machine to Machine/Internet of Things).
DRIVEtheArc”: Japanese consortium completes rapid charging station network at 25 locations for EV drivers in California”