Just Released: Locations of Free EV Quick-Chargers at Northern California Dealerships

By · April 25, 2013

Nissan Dealership

Stevens Creek Nissan in Santa Clara, Calif., is one of six dealerships to offer free DC Quick Charging for electric cars starting next week.

Six new electric car Quick Chargers will be open to the public at Nissan dealers in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas by the end of April. Three more will become available in Northern California by the end of May. That's according to a source at Aerovironment, an electric car charging company that serves as Nissan's EV integration partner.

These new Quick Chargers, which will available to any owner of a Nissan LEAF that has a DC Quick Charger port, will allow drivers to recharge their cars to about 80-percent capacity in approximately 30 minutes. Access policies will be determined by each dealer and will initially be offered at no cost to LEAF owners. Quick Chargers will be available during dealers' normal business hours, commonly from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

These six dealerships are expected to have DC QC chargers operational by April 30, 2013:

North Bay Nissan

(Existing Blink Quick Charger, with Blink Network access card required for use.)

1250 Auto Center Drive

Petaluma, Calif. 94952


Elk Grove Nissan

8590 Laguna Grove Dr.

Elk Grove, Calif. 95757


Premier Nissan

1120 W. Capitol Expressway

San Jose, Calif. 95136


Premier Nissan of Fremont

5701 Cushing Parkway

Fremont, Calif. 94538


Stevens Creek Nissan

4855 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Santa Clara, Calif. 95051


Dirito Brothers Concord Nissan

1290 Concord

Concord, Calif. 94520


These three additional Nissan Dealers are expected to be operational by May 31:

Boardwalk Nissan

1 Blair Island Road

Redwood City, Calif. 94063


Serramonte Nissan

650 Serramonte

Colma, Calif. 94014


Nissan Sunnyvale

680 East El Camino Real

Sunnyvale, Calif. 94087


These chargers represent the first wave of the Nissan Quick Charge network in the San Francisco Bay area, and are part of a larger program of Quick Chargers installations underway in California and Washington State. Nissan's goal is to have a national network of Quick Chargers available 24/7 for use by Nissan electric vehicle owners.


· · 3 years ago

Awesome to get a concrete plan on DC fast charger rollout. I really hope some (most?) of the dealers make their charging stations available after hours. Having a station in Colma will really make trips to Santa Rosa and beyond much easier!

Now to get Gilroy to put in a fast charger..

· · 3 years ago

Excellent progress so far. I am anxious to see how they roll them out in the East. I'm guessing they'll stick more to the I-95 corridor, but maybe we'll eventually see some farther inland...

· · 3 years ago

How many DC fast charges will the leaf accept before the battery FRIES?

How is COOLING handled?

· · 3 years ago


In northern CA? I would guess that for 10 months out of the year, you could safely QC multiple times a day and be ok. During the summer, though, you are taking a risk for sure.

· · 3 years ago

No mention as to the power capacity (KW) of these things? Or is it going to be the standard Aerovironment product?

· · 3 years ago

From Brad Berman's earlier article:

Nissan will use its own CHAdeMo-based Quick Charge equipment at dealerships. “Three or four years ago, it was not part of the business plan to do our own Quick Chargers, because we thought the community would already be up and running. But a couple of years ago we decided to jump in and do our own. We lowered the cost of it.”


· · 3 years ago

Great news. At long last.
I was at Sunnyvale Nissan yesterday and they confirmed they'll get a QC, but didn't provide an ETA.

My guess would be the Nissan / Sumitomo 44kW. http://www.nissanqc.com/

· · 3 years ago

Nissan is doing what Tesla is doing with its own "supercharging network"....

· · 3 years ago

In a sense, yes! Nissan's advantage is that they don't need to build their own, private network. They are 'merely' adding to the pool of CHAdeMO chargers (200+ in the US so far) operated by other companies like Ecotality/Blink, Aerovironment, Coulomb/Chargepoint/Fuji, Mitsubishi etc.

The SF bay area is (slowly) starting to look like a great place for EVs :-)

Very encouraging. Go Nissan!

· · 3 years ago

How about Southern Californria??????

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