Crowley Nissan Welcomes One of Connecticut's First High-Speed EV Chargers | Edmunds

Crowley Nissan Welcomes One of Connecticut's First High-Speed EV Chargers


BRISTOL, Connecticut — The gift of time is Crowley Nissan's latest "giveaway."

The dealership is now home to one of Connecticut's only high-speed electric vehicle chargers. The public may use it for free.

"Guests have responded to it very well," said Crowley Nissan General Manager Jason Fontaine.

In a 30-minute charge, a Nissan Leaf EV's battery can reach 80 percent of its capacity. A normal charger takes about eight hours.

Fontaine told Edmunds that he sees customers using the charger, grabbing a cup of coffee and mingling in the showroom checking out such vehicles such as the 2015 Leaf, Murano and Rogue.

"It has the potential to help sell cars," he said. "There have been many times when someone comes in for service, walks around and leaves with a brand new car," he said. "I expect that will happen with the high-speed charger."

Crowley Nissan sells approximately 15 EVs per year, Fontaine said.

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