Nissan Expands 'No Charge to Charge' Program in US

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan Leaf owners will get to save more than just fuel costs in the coming years.

The Japanese automaker has announced that it is expanding its “No Charge to Charge” promotion to 25 U.S. markets, which covers over 80 percent of Nissan Leaf sales. The no-cost public charging program will be made available with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan Leaf and will provide two years of free charging. Using the new EZ-Charge card, owners will have access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo.

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The promotion will launch on July 1, 2014 in 10 of the top markets for the Leaf including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, DC. The cards will also be available retroactively to buyers in those markets who purchased or leased their Leaf vehicles after April 1, 2014.

After the initial 10-market rollout, Nissan will expand the program to 15 additional markets in the following year. More details on those markets will be announced at a later date.

“Nissan’s commitment to mass-market electric cars is matched by our commitment to increase charging infrastructure for LEAF owners,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan EV Infrastructure and Strategy. “EZ-Charge is a natural progression of our multi-pronged commitment to developing EV charging at workplace campuses, at Nissan LEAF dealerships and in the communities where LEAF drivers live and work.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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