Nissan’s program added 10 new markets including:
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Palm Springs, Florida
- Charleston, S.C.
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado
- Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C.
- Portland/Auburn, Maine
- Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Florida
In April of 2014, Nissan announced its “No Charge to Charge” program for its electric car, the Nissan LEAF. For an in-home charger, the cost of refueling is between $2 and $4. Although, Nissan has over 2,600 public charging stations in 10 major metro areas. Nissan essentially offers new LEAF buyers two years of free charging at AeroVironment, Chargepoint, CarCharging, Blink, NRG eVgo EV charging stations in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Portland, Oregon., Nashville, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
This significantly reduces or eliminates the costs of operating the vehicle. The program cites that it can save new LEAF owners around $1,000 over two years and up to $10 per charge. Brian Maragno, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing said, “Since the program kicked off in the summer of 2014, owners have saved over $4.2 million in public charging fees.”
In addition, Nissan’s LEAF EZ-Charge app for iOS or Android will show customers where they can find eligible chargers. This means that the “No Charge to Charge” program is now available in 48 states. The LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with over 228,000 sold globally. It takes 30 minutes to charge a LEAF from 0 to 80 percent. Fully charged, they can get up to 107 miles of range on 2016 LEAF SV and SL models.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.