Nissan Leaf owners in US to incur No Charge to Charge with EZ-Charge card
Nissan now increases focus on “No Charge to Charge” promotion to make available 2 years of no-cost public charging for purchase or lease of a new Nissan Leaf. Nissan “No Charge to Charge” goes to 25 US markets, areas that at present contribute to 80% Nissan Leaf sales. An EZ-Charge card will be used, a first-of-its-kind platform, which offers Nissan Leaf owners access to the leading EV charging networks.
Leaf owners can use an EZ-Charge card for access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo. “No Charge to Charge and EZ-Charge are a winning combination, making public charging free and easy for new LEAF buyers,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Aftersales. “Public charging is an important way to provide added range confidence to EV buyers and persuade more shoppers to join the more than 110,000 LEAF drivers around the world.”
“No Charge to Charge” will launch using the EZ-Charge card on July 1, 2014, in 10 of the top markets for Nissan LEAF sales, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, DC. The “No Charge to Charge” offer and EZ-Charge card will be provided retroactively to buyers in these markets who purchased their LEAF on or after April 1, 2014.
Initial rollout in the first 10 markets, will be followed by making available “No Charge to Charge” and EZ-Charge at LEAF dealers in at least 15 additional markets during the following year. EZ-Charge access card is managed by NRG eVgo with support from ChargePoint, CarCharging and AeroVironment.
“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.”