Nissan Adds Los Angeles To LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program

JUL 23 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

nissan-LEAF-NYAS-presentation-5-750x422After launching LEAF “No Charge To Charge” just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that Los Angeles, as the 11th market, will be added to the list of the promotion program on August 15, 2014.

However, all new Los Angeles LEAF buyers who purchased or leased their vehicle on or after July 1, 2014 (they will receive entry into the “No Charge to Charge” program retroactively) can celebrate.

Joining “No Charge to Charge” enable two years of no-cost public charging at hundreds of stations (including DC fast chargers) – details described here.

“No Charge to Charge” takes advantage of the new EZ-Charge 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. (Note: not all chargers available with the EZ-Charge card are part of “No Charge to Charge.”)

Editor’s Note:  Because the “No Charge to Charge” program and the “EZ-Charge” universal card program can be easily confused, we feel we should note they are indeed separate; and as such not all ChargePoint stations participate in the free charging scheme ~ 60of their station currently operate with no associated fees.

Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure stated:

“Los Angeles has long been one of the world’s top markets for electric car sales. Adding free access to public fast charging in the LA market gives us a competitive edge over other vehicles, regardless of their fuel source.”

List of “No Charge To Charge” markets:

  • San Francisco
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Nashville
  • Phoenix
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Houston
  • Washington
  • Los Angeles (NEW)

14 additional U.S. markets coming.

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Anyone already received this card? We leased our Leaf in Seattle region 2.5 weeks ago and haven’t gotten anything yet.

Yes, people have started reporting receiving the cards in the mail the last couple days (Seattle area). Give it another week as may depend on when purchase was made (between Apr 1 & July 1). If purchased after July 1, check with your dealer.

Contact info is on should you have questions.

So does the Los Angles Market exclude Ventura County?

It’s a good move forward….

Bought my Leaf end of last year when Nissan had their DCFCs installed at selected dealerships and it was free to charge.

Now the DCFCs are all under eVgo and it sucks. I only use the DCFC at best once every few months for a long trip. Too low usage to justify a monthly paid membership card and too ridiculously high charges ($10) for 1-off use ($5 per DCFC session and $0.20/min).

On top of all this, I recently used a DCFC at a Nissan dealer. The guy saw my plate frame showing I bought from a different dealer and was so not helpful/friendly at all. His attitude was almost like “if you want to charge, you should go to the other dealer”.

Come on, Nissan. Stop putting DCFCs at dealerships. If you do that, they should be free. If I have to pay, I want the DCFCs somewhere publicly accessible, not at the mercy of the dealer and the mood of the guy who happens to be there that day.

I agree with Stimpacker. These all used to be for all Nissan LEAF drivers. Now it’s only free for only new LEAF drivers… The prices NRG wants aren’t realistic.