Nissan is to expand its EV charging infrastructure at dealerships through a new partnership with E.on and Allego.
The partnership will see charging provider Allego expand and manage the DC charging network at dealerships in over 600 locations across 16 countries in the coming years.
The focus is on chargers with a capacity of 24 to 50 kW, suitable for recharging cars for test drives, after maintenance or for guests of Nissan dealerships.
The project falls under the Nissan brand “Electrify the World”, part of Nissan’s ambition to invest in the development of a fast-charging network in Europe. Within the cooperation, Allego will take care of the realisation, service and maintenance of fast chargers at dealerships for at least the next five years.
The charging stations are spread across 16 countries in Europe including Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Jean-Philippe Roux, deputy vice president of network development & customer quality at Nissan AMIEO, said: “Since launching the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle in 2010, the LEAF, Nissan has continuously strived to make the benefits of electric mobility accessible to drivers every day.
“As we push forwards into a new chapter for Nissan’s all-electric vehicle line-up with the innovative Ariya coupe crossover and versatile, fully electric Townstar light commercial vehicle, our comprehensive charging infrastructure expansion plan in partnership with Allego is further evidence of our continued commitment to electric mobility.”
Allego CEO, Mathieu Bonnet, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Nissan to enhance Europe’s existing network of electric charging points. Allego’s partnership with a pioneering auto manufacturer in electric mobility like Nissan is a testament to our leadership position in the European EV charging market and demonstrates that electrification is no longer an abstract concept, but a long-term solution to one the most pressing issues our world faces: climate change.”