Nissan, Endesa to develop quick electric cars charge network in Spain
(ADPnews) - Sep 23, 2010 - Japanese carmaker Nissan (TYO:7201) and Spanish power utility Endesa (MCE:ELE) agreed to develop a quick charge network for electric cars in Spain, Nissan said today.
The two companies will work in Spain on direct current quick charging technology based on the international CHAdeMo standard for electric vehicle charging stations. The network will be compatible with the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, which will be available in Spain as of June 2011.
Nissan LEAF, using lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, has a range of about 160 km (99.42 miles) and its quick charge system can restore up to 80% of the battery power in less than 30 minutes.
Endesa takes an important part in Spain's SmarCity project targeting to expand the use of solar and wind power for energy generation as well as energy storing for later use. The project involves 11,000 households and 300 industrial customers.