Nissan has extended its popular “No Charge to Charge” to 10 new markets in a bid to not only provide its LEAF customers with no-cost public charging facilities, but also to lure new customers.
Nissan has sold over 228,000 units of its LEAF electric car globally with more than 95,000 units in the US alone thereby becoming one of the most successful companies in the electric vehicle segment. Under its “No Charge to Charge” program Nissan is offering its new LEAF buyers with two years of complimentary public charging thereby drastically reducing the overall cost of ownership of these electric vehicles – as much as $1,000 over the two-year period and up to $10 per charge depending on their city. Through its public quick chargers, customers can charge their LEAF from 0 to 80 per cent capacity in less than 30 minutes.
The 10 new markets where Nissan is starting its “No Charge to Charge” program include Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado; Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C.; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Milwaukee; Palm Springs, Florida; Portland/Auburn, Maine; and Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Florida.
“The addition of these 10 new markets expands the reach of the No Charge to Charge program to 48 cities across the country,” said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “Since the program kicked off in the summer of 2014, owners have saved over $4.2 million in public charging fees.”
All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases.
Nissan’s partnership with multiple public charging networks provides new owners access to more than 800 participating quick public charging stations, making life with an electric vehicle (EV) easier than ever.
“All of our recent investments in expanding public quick charging have been in dual-corded equipment, providing access and availability to multiple other EV models,” said Maragno. “‘EV Infrastructure for All’ is important to move the entire industry forward. We intend to continue our inclusive efforts to ensure all EV drivers have access to public quick charging that is open and convenient to use.”