I'm pretty sure the lack of QC stations is by design. The auto makers in the US and all oil companies have a vested interest in delaying or killing the electric car movement.
If Nissan were smart they would hand pick dealerships that are close to interstate highways and work to install DC quick charge stations themselves. They wouldn't have to install one at every dealership just in key spots.
The advantages are many. I understand that Nissan has access to DC quick charging stations that only cost $16,000.00. That's pretty cheap as those things go. Doing this would ensure that the CHAdeMO plug would become the defacto standard here in the United States. If they owned the stations they could control the price of a charge not to gouge consumers but rather to prevent inflated prices that would chill the perceived viability of EVs.
If the US car manufactures wanted to keep playing their standards game they would risk becoming even more irrelevant than they already are in this emerging technology.
Nissan needs to start playing some serious hardball in this area.
garygid wrote:Why is the QC unit that is used all over Japan NOT available for use here?
Does anybody have real details?