Nissan Motor is to begin selling quick chargers in Japan through its regional parts sales affiliates in preparation for the December release of its Leaf EV.

“Nissan developed the quick charger in-house, applying its R&D expertise accumulated in development of EVs and related plant equipment. This gives the quick charger a competitive pricing advantage at the manufacturer’s preferred price of JPY1.47m (US$16,321),” the company said in a statement.

Nissan plans to install 200-volt standard chargers at 2,200 Nissan dealers nationwide before December, 2010.

The company claims that at least one quick charge unit will be available within a 40km (25 miles) radius throughout Japan.