Nissan and electric-vehicle-charging company EVgo have joined forces to connect Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., with a network of fast-charging sites. Construction of the ‘I-95 Fast Charge ARC’ is under way now and should be finished by fall in time for the launch of the all-new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Once complete, there will be 50 charging points. A convenient fast-charge infrastructure along high-traffic routes is ‘imperative’ for the mass adoption of electric vehicles, said Nissan Senior Manager JeSean Hopkins. He added that the project will provide ‘the best public charging experience in the United States to drivers in one of the most densely populated and highly trafficked routes’ in the country.

The ‘I-95 Fast Charge ARC’ puts charging stations between Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C. (ILLUSTRATION: NISSAN)

Nissan powers Boston-to-Washington traffic corridor: