Automobile manufacturers, Nissan and BMW have signed MOU to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across South Africa, reports TechCentral

The agreement will allow the two companies establish a national grid of electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) charging stations for their car brands.

The agreement will also allow a roll-out of direct current fast-charging stations equipped with “combined charging system 2”- used by BMW electric vehicles and PHEV models. As well as the “charge de Move system” plug standards for the Nissan leaf.

“The national grid of charging stations will make use of smaller alternating current-type vehicle chargers in certain regions,” the companies say. “As part of the newly signed agreement, these chargers will be equipped with ‘type 2′ sockets that allow the connection of all EVs and PHEVs.”

The EV infrastructure will be managed by a jointly formed task team from both manufacturers.

The agreement between the companies is effective and will run till 2017.

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