Nissan No Charge to Charge & BMW ChargeNow DC Fast Comparison

Nissan No Charge to Charge & BMW ChargeNow DC Fast Comparison

BMW recently launched itsĀ ChargeNow DC Fast promotion, similar to Nissan's No Charge to Charge. The main partner in both projects is NRG EVgo.

Both projects includes free:

  • 30 minutes DC fast charging
  • 60 minutes AC L2 charging
...for all new customers who purchase or lease (BMW i3 or Nissan LEAF respectively), for the first 24 months.

When that time passes, then you need to pay for charging as any other user would.

In both cases, rollout of the promotion is limited to similar markets - 21 for Nissan and 25 for BMW. Only a few cities are different.

The number of charging points is different, as well as participating networks (several, in the case of Nissan).

Different DC fast charging standards are used too - CHAdeMO for LEAF and Combo for i3, but the power output of the network (NRG EVgo) will be the same 50 kW.

With BMW's comitment to DC fast charging (500 new chargers by 2018), we should see some bump in sales this month for the i3.

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