GREENEV
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FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 1:44 pm

For all those EV drivers that are interested in knowing more about NISSAN DCQC's at local Colorado Nissan dealers listen up.........

Through careful and diligent research over the past 6 months, I've finally have the final information regarding the implementation of Nissan DCQC's in Colorado and other mountainous states in the US.

Basic Information for those who care-
Brand: Nissan NA
Manufacturer: Sumitomo Corp.
Distributor/Installer: Aerovironment

If you haven't already heard, Nissan of NA will be rolling out many Nissan branded DCQC's at Nissan dealers across the US this year. I believe Nissan is spending $150 million on the project.

Low and behold, Nissan dealers within The State of Colorado will NOT be seeing a single Nissan DCQC until further notice. Why? Well let's just say that Nissan and Sumitomo did not(for whatever reason) test/build Nissan branded DCQC's for high altitude service-yet. The Nissan chargers are only rated up to about 3200ft above sea level. I was told by Nissan NA-NTC back in October 2012 that a high altitude model is at least 6 months away. It is now May and they're still working on the high altitude version I assume. What a disgrace for ChaDeMo EV drivers in Colorado that wish to quick charge their vehicles.

Here's what you're missing:
http://nissanqc.com/
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ITestStuff
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 1:47 pm

So your "update" here is really that there's not any updates?

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TonyWilliams
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 1:48 pm

GREENEV wrote: I was told by Nissan NA-NTC back in October 2012 that a high altitude model is at least 6 months away. It is now May and they're still working on the high altitude version I assume. What a disgrace for ChaDeMo EV drivers in Colorado that wish to quick charge their vehicles.


How is that a "disgrace"? It's six months away. I say congratulations on getting them then.

Now, if you lived in Montana, for instance, how many do you think will go there?

GREENEV
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 1:49 pm

Its most likely more of an update than any LEAF owner in Colorado has seen or heard:)
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GREENEV
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 1:51 pm

Congrats? I'm not holding my breath. Nissan DCQC in Colorado may never come to fruition. Besides, you live in San Diego and will soon have plenty of Nissan DCQC's to chose from.


TonyWilliams wrote:
GREENEV wrote: I was told by Nissan NA-NTC back in October 2012 that a high altitude model is at least 6 months away. It is now May and they're still working on the high altitude version I assume. What a disgrace for ChaDeMo EV drivers in Colorado that wish to quick charge their vehicles.


How is that a "disgrace"? It's six months away. I say congratulations on getting them then.

Now, if you lived in Montana, for instance, how many do you think will go there?
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 2:04 pm

Be thankful you're getting them in 6 mos. We are getting none at all ten dealers in the Phoenix area.
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 2:39 pm

What's the high altitude problem with the charger? I can't see where air density would have any effect. This car should work on the moon!
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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 2:54 pm

RePo wrote:What's the high altitude problem with the charger? I can't see where air density would have any effect. This car should work on the moon!

+1
What idiot designing and testing a DCQC heat transfer system would fail to do it for only slightly lower density (and therefore a bit lower heat removal capability) high altitude air?
That is really stupid.

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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sat May 04, 2013 3:32 pm

My wild guess is noise. In the early days of plasma TV, I'd heard of high altitude versions of those sets. At CES MANY years ago, the topic came up and a woman there spoke to me about it and the noise issue in a manner similar to "you dummy, you didn't know that and you don't know how bad the problem is?"

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Re: FYI: NISSAN DC FAST CHARGERS UPDATE

Sun May 05, 2013 9:16 am

GREENEV wrote:Congrats? I'm not holding my breath. Nissan DCQC in Colorado may never come to fruition. Besides, you live in San Diego and will soon have plenty of Nissan DCQC's to chose from.



I will ? Where? The 8 Nissan's dealer have (as far as I know) turned down the "free" chargers.

Also, I haven't owned a LEAF since Nov 2012.

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