Good guy Nissan has done the state of Michigan a solid. The brand has announced two new public electric vehicle charging stations have been built in the towns of Novi and Howell, along Interstate 96.
Both stations are located at USA 2 GO convenience stores and offer easy charging access along one of Michigan’s busiest freeways. We say “good guy Nissan” because any make or model may use the charging stations. Meanwhile, GM has yet to support much charging infrastructure nationwide.
“Nissan is dedicated to building a convenient EV charging infrastructure across the U.S. While it’s not a priority for everyone, we firmly believe a robust infrastructure is key to the growth of EVs,” said JeSean Hopkins, senior manager, EV infrastructure strategy & business development, Nissan North America. “Adding these fast chargers to Michigan’s EV infrastructure will benefit all regional EV owners, regardless of make or model.”
Each charging station is made possible through an EVgo and GoSpace partnership. Each and every DC fast charging station in the state of Michigan has Nissan’s fingerprints on it—55 percent of fast charging stations in the United States have had some Nissan influence as well.
Nissan will take GM head-on with the reveal of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. The electric vehicle will be revealed later this year and will likely be the Bolt EV’s most direct rival.