Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program has expanded to two more markets – St. Louis and Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y. – marking a major milestone in the company’s EV infrastructure initiative.
The program provides new LEAF owners with two years of complimentary public charging in select markets.
“Nissan is a leader in helping to build a wide-reaching charging infrastructure, and expanding our No Charge to Charge program to 50 markets is an important milestone,” said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Sales and Marketing. “Not only do we offer complimentary charging for new LEAF buyers, but we have also significantly invested in growing the EV infrastructure in markets where LEAF owners live, work and play.”
As a key player in the development of fast-charging infrastructure in the U.S., Nissan has played a leading role in growing the number of fast chargers from 250 stations in 2013, to more than 1,900 today, providing LEAF drivers with access to the largest metro-area network of fast-charging stations in the country. Through this process, Nissan has partnered with some of the largest retail, restaurant and convenience store companies in the country to give drivers access to charging where it makes the most sense for their daily needs.
Nissan’s “Infrastructure for All” strategy incorporates two types of charging ports, which means that each new fast-charging station coming online as a part of the “No Charge to Charge” program includes both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors.
New LEAF owners can ease their “range anxiety” by charging their vehicles up to 80-percent capacity in about 30 minutes when using available quick chargers. “No Charge to Charge” program participants can access nearly 1,000 participating fast-charging stations across the nation. In fact, LEAF drivers living in the 50 “No Charge to Charge” cities are typically no further than 10 miles from the nearest fast-charge station. Additionally, with 50 “No Charge to Charge” markets now online, nearly 90 percent of LEAF owners live in cities covered by the program.
Buyers who lease or purchase a new LEAF from a participating dealer can benefit from the program. Public charging is complimentary for an unlimited number of fast chargers and Level 2 chargers at participating locations for the first 24 months of ownership with the EZ-Charge Full Access Card.
Customers can expect to save as much as $1,000 over the 24-month period and up to $10 per charge, depending on market. Past and current program participants have saved over $4.2 million in public charging fees since the program began in the summer or 2014.