Nissan's partner to make home-charging for electric vehicles (EVs) a reality is AeroVironment (AV), a leading producer of EV charging units. The partnership is putting the finishing touches on a Nissan-branded home charging unit marketed at buyers of the Leaf all-electric car, but the charger is not model-specific. As AeroVironment's vice president of EV solutions Kristen Hensel remarked:
The compatibility between vehicles is due to the standard J1772 connector that was agreed upon by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The chargers will be installed by AV-trained electricians at an average cost of $2,200 before a 50 percent tax credit. The charger shown in the image is still in prototype form, and the company notes that the final version may see more revisions before its release.It's a very good charger, it will work for any car. So whoever owns the home and owns the Leaf, if they sell and move out and a new EV owner purchases that home, the charger will work reliably for years.
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