Owners of the zero-emission Nissan LEAF will also be able to subscribe to access to public and semi-public charging stations making them less dependent on being in the range of their home charging station.
"Our cooperation with Nissan will be a very big step forward for the future of zero-emission transportation in Denmark. ChoosEV is continuously investing in expanding the infrastructure in the public and semi-public environment. We just launched our first quick charge station in the centre of Copenhagen, and soon there will be an additional 5 charging stations available in Denmark. In addition, we plan to launch 300 semi-public charging points in 2011. With this cooperation, Nissan LEAF owners will experience a high flexibility owning an EV," said ChoosEV’s CEO Henrik Isaksen.
"The MoU agreement with ChoosEV is an important step in launching the 100% electric Nissan LEAF in Denmark. A well-developed infrastructure and access to public charging stations is a must for the introduction of electric vehicles. Nissan LEAF is the world’s first mass-produced EV, and with ChoosEV as partner we can offer Nissan LEAF owners almost the same freedom as that provided by a conventional car," said Guillaume Cartier, Managing Director, Nissan Nordic Europe.
Nissan LEAF is powered by a compact electric motor in the front of the car, which drives the front wheels. The AC motor develops 80 kW of power and 280 Nm of torque, enough for a maximum speed of 145 km/h. The electric motor is powered by a Nissan-developed laminated lithium-ion battery with an output of more than 90 kW. The car has a range of 175 km (New European Driving Cycle) between charges making it a practical proposition for many urban drivers.