Nissan Launches “No Charge to Charge” Program; Plans Hundreds More U.S. EV Quick Chargers for LEAF Drivers | Be Korea-savvy

Nissan Launches “No Charge to Charge” Program; Plans Hundreds More U.S. EV Quick Chargers for LEAF Drivers

“The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional LEAF sales.” (image: BusinessWire)

“The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional LEAF sales.” (image: BusinessWire)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–The economics are simple: buy an all-electric Nissan LEAF, and you save  money by avoiding the gas pump. With Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge”  promotion, new LEAF buyers in certain markets get an even better deal  with two years of free public charging.

New Nissan LEAF drivers are now enjoying free charging at eligible  public stations, thanks to the new “No Charge to Charge” program, which  is now live in 10 markets across the United States. With free access to  charging at more than 2,600 public stations available in the initial  program markets, including more than 200 quick chargers, LEAF drivers  are also experiencing the “range confidence” that public charging can  provide.

The value of “No Charge to Charge” will continue to grow, with Nissan’s  plans to support the installation of an additional 500 quick chargers at  Nissan dealerships and at business and municipal partners in key LEAF  markets across the U.S. These quick charging stations can charge a  Nissan LEAF battery to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes.

“Free charging is a great way for Nissan and our charging partners to  make LEAF an unbeatable value for the average American driver,” said  Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and  Infrastructure. “The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April  announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and  additional LEAF sales.”

“No Charge to Charge” takes advantage of the new EZ-ChargeSM  card, a first-of-its-kind card that offers Nissan 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.

“No Charge to Charge” has now launched in 10 of the top markets for  Nissan LEAF sales, including San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego,  Seattle, Portland, Oregon., Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth,  Houston and Washington, D.C. In the next year, Nissan plans to offer the  “No Charge to Charge” program and EZ-Charge card at LEAF dealers in at  least 15 additional U.S. markets.

Participants can locate eligible chargers in the “No Charge to Charge”  program online at or, or by downloading the  PlugShare app for iOS or Android. (Note: Not all chargers accessible  with the EZ-Charge card are included in the “No Charge to Charge”  program.)

About Nissan LEAF

With more than 120,000 global sales since launch, Nissan LEAF is the  world’s top-selling electric vehicle. LEAF seats up to five passengers  and boasts an estimated driving range on a fully-charged battery of 84  miles and MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined. With a  starting price of less than $30,000, LEAF is competitively priced with  similar gas-powered cars after applicable tax credits, while providing  the benefits of lower running costs and less scheduled maintenance.

LEAF is powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery and an 80kW motor  that provides a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience.

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is offered in three trim levels, and  shoppers can choose from a variety of available premium features such as  leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-speaker BOSE® energy efficient  audio system and a 6.6 kW onboard charger that significantly reduces  220V charging times.

About the EZ-Charge partners:


Blink  Network is a CarCharging Company and one of the leading EV charging  networks. We offer Level 2 and DCFC charging solutions for single-family  homes, multifamily, and commercial properties. Our publicly accessible  Level 2 and DC Fast Chargers are strategically located where drivers  need them the most—multifamily residential, workplaces, retail outlets,  restaurants, and parking facilities. To locate stations or learn more  about the Blink Network, please visit


Car Charging Group, Inc. (CCGI) is a pioneer in nationwide public  electric vehicle (EV) charging services, enabling EV drivers to easily  recharge at locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in  Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; and Phoenix,  AZ; CarCharging’s business model is designed to accelerate the adoption  of public EV charging. CarCharging owns and operates the Blink Network,  the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink charging  stations and all of its data, and owns and operates EV charging  equipment manufactured by various additional providers. CarCharging has  strategic partnerships across multiple business sectors including  multifamily residential and commercial properties, parking garages,  shopping malls, retail parking, and municipalities, enabling EV drivers  to easily recharge at locations throughout the United States. For more  information about CarCharging or the Blink Network, please visit  or


ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging  network in the world, with more than 18,000 charging locations. Ranked  #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint  makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software.  ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware  makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.  ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability  of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the  ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in  top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and the Nissan LEAF. Every 9  seconds, a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating  over 5 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over  4.3 million gallons of gasoline and driven over 100 million gas free  miles. For more information about ChargePoint, visit

NRG eVgo

The NRG eVgo SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners  new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks,  plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at  retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities.  Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace  charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other  public charging stations. eVgo is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG  Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 company at the forefront of changing how  people think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide  access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States. To  find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit  Connect with eVgo  on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgevgo.

AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider with decades of  experience delivering complete EV charging solutions, such as the  recently launched dual-voltage TurboCord portable charger, home  charging, public charging, fast charging, data collection,  grid-integrated communications, and complete installation, training and  support services for consumers, automakers, utilities, government  agencies and businesses. The company has deployed nearly 18,000 Level II  charging stations in North America and hundreds of DC fast-charging  stations, including along the pioneering West Coast Electric Highway,  where the company supplies, installs and maintains the highway’s EV  charging network. AeroVironment is a leading supplier of high-power test  systems used worldwide by automakers and advanced battery manufacturers  to develop the next generation of electric vehicles and batteries. To  learn more please visit


PlugShare is the world’s most popular electric vehicle charging station  locator app, made by Recargo Inc. Recargo is a leading electric vehicle  service provider that offers consumer and industry intelligence to  support the adoption and growth of plug-in mobility. PlugInsights is the  company’s driver research division, powered by the largest panel of EV  drivers ever assembled. For more information visit

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling,  engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,  distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the  environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an  ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in  North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can  be found online at  and,  or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is  headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan  Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan  sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6  trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a  comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti  brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to  lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market,  pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in  history.

Source: Nissan North America (via BusinessWire)

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