2016 Nissan Leaf Buyers Offered "No Charge to Charge" in 10 New Markets | Edmunds

2016 Nissan Leaf Buyers Offered "No Charge to Charge" in 10 New Markets

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — New 2016 Nissan Leaf buyers in 10 new U.S. markets will get two years of no-cost public charging, courtesy of Nissan's No Charge to Charge program.

The new markets are:

  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado
  • Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C.
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Palm Springs, Florida
  • Portland/Auburn, Oregon
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Florida

The program is now available at Nissan Leaf dealers in 48 markets in the U.S. and is offered to those who buy or lease a new Leaf.

"Since the program kicked off in the summer of 2014, owners have saved over $4.2 million in public-charging fees," said Brian Maragno, director of Nissan electric vehicle sales and marketing, in a statement.

The promotion includes access to fast chargers that can charge a Leaf battery pack from empty to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

The base 2016 Leaf has a driving range of 84 miles, according to the EPA. The 2016 Leaf SV and SL models with the 30-kWh battery pack have a 107-mile driving range.

Nissan sold 1,063 Leaf electric cars in July, a decline of 9.5 percent versus July 2015, according to the automaker's monthly sales report.

Low gas prices are a major influence on car shoppers.

On August 1, AAA reported that gas prices reached their lowest mark in 100 days.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline stood at $2.12 on Friday, compared to $2.63 a year ago, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

The U.S. Department of Energy says there are 13,999 public charging stations for electric vehicles in the U.S., with 34,914 charging outlets.

Key competitors to the Nissan Leaf include the Chevrolet Spark EV, Fiat 500e and Kia Soul EV.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers in 10 new markets get another good reason to consider the Nissan Leaf.

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