Nissan recently upgraded two of their rapid charging stations located in their employee parking lot. The majority of DC Fast Charge stations now sport the new style push on / pull off connectors which are much easier to use than the clasp style that came with the stations initially. There are just a few dealers left with the old style connectors in the Nashville area, my guess is that they will be all upgraded soon.
Firmware was also changed to allow for a 90% charge in the employee parking lot vs the 80% available charge at the visitor parking lot at HQ.
It’s good to see the DC Fast charge network get a little TLC. The DC Fast charge units have been very reliable in the Nashville area this summer. In past years they overheated in the summer months, equipment and maintenance modifications have all but eliminated the reliability issues.
Unfortunately some drivers choose to park their LEAF in a charging space without plugging in and charging their vehicle. This denies someone else from charging their vehicle. Tut Tut Nissan employee, you know better.
Are there any local people that service these stations? It seems that at least one dealership is having trouble finding someone to repair their broken fast DC charger that has been out of service for almost three months now.
Among my many visits to the Nissan HQ I saw repair crews from Schneider Electric repair the DC Fast charging stations when they would act up. The dealership should be able to reach out to Nissan HQ and find out who to contact to get repairs done. Whenever I see units fall into disrepair for extended periods I question the motivation to get the problem fixed, it’s quite possible that repairs are expensive and that maybe reason enough to leave them unserviced.