2015 Nissan Leaf Buyers Get Free Public Charging in 10 U.S. Markets | Edmunds

2015 Nissan Leaf Buyers Get Free Public Charging in 10 U.S. Markets


Just the Facts:
  • Buyers of the 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car in 10 U.S. markets get two years of free public charging, courtesy of Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" program.
  • The program is set for an expansion with the installation of an additional 500 quick chargers at Nissan dealerships and other locations.
  • In the next year, Nissan plans to offer the program and EZ-Charge card at Leaf dealers in at least 15 additional U.S. markets, the company said on Wednesday.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee Buyers of the 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car in 10 U.S. markets get two years of free public charging, courtesy of Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" program. The program kicked off today.

The program is set for an expansion with the installation of an additional 500 quick chargers at Nissan dealerships and other locations. The stations can charge a Leaf battery to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes.

In the next year, Nissan plans to offer the program and EZ-Charge card at Leaf dealers in at least 15 additional U.S. markets, the company said on Wednesday. The additional markets were not named.

"No Charge to Charge" has now launched in 10 of the top markets for Leaf sales. They are San Francisco; Sacramento; San Diego; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix; Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas; Houston and Washington, D.C.

The EZ-Charge card offers Leaf owners access to five leading EV-charging networks with a single card. New owners will receive an EZ-Charge card that will provide access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink, CarCharging, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo.

Key competitors to the Leaf include the 2014-'15 Chevrolet Volt and Ford Focus Electric.

Edmunds says: This expanding Nissan Leaf program is designed to take the worry out of owning an electric car, something that car shoppers should appreciate.

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