Nissan Launches “No Charge to Charge” for Zero Emission LEAF

published: 2014-07-10 17:44 | editor: | category: News

Nissan has launched a “No Charge to Charge” program for Nissan LEAF, the world’s cleanest zero-emission electric vehicle, in the USA to help LEAF drivers save money while protect the environment. With the promotion, new LEAF buyers in certain markets get an better deal with two years of free public charging.

Nissan’s LEAF is one of the world’s most popular zero emission vehicle. By applying a “self-cleaning” paint called “Ultra-Ever Dry®,” LEAF is now protected by a layer that can prevent dirt from marking the car. The Ultra-Ever Dry® coating is an innovative product by UltraTech International Inc. and has been undergoing testing at Nissan Technical Center Europe. While there is current no plans for the coat to be Nissan vehicles’ standard equipment, the company has featured the paint on white LEAF for the North American demonstration, making the white LEAF the world’s cleanest 100% electric vehicle.

Meanwhile, the “No Charge to Charge” program, which is now live in 10 markets across the United States, offers new Nissan LEAF drivers with free charging at eligible public stations. 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. Additionally, Nissan plans to install more quick chargers in several key LEAF markets across the U.S. These quick charging stations can charge a Nissan LEAF battery to 80% 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. The consequence is noticeable – the “No Charge to Charge” has now launched in 10 of the top markets for Nissan LEAF sales. 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.

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