Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” Program Expanded To 50 Markets

SEP 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 11

2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO fast charger

2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO fast charger

On the occasion of National Drive Electric Week, Nissan added two more markets to its “No Charge to Charge” program, which enables free-charging from participating public networks for free for the first two years of LEAF ownership.

The two new markets are:

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Albany/Schenectady/Troy, N.Y.

According to the Japanese manufacturer, a total of 50 “No Charge to Charge” markets covers about 90% of all Nissan LEAF in the U.S.

The number of available CHAdeMO fast chargers has increased from 250 in 2013 to more than 1,900 today.

Nissan kicks off National Drive Electric Week by expanding "No Charge to Charge" program to 50 markets

Nissan kicks off National Drive Electric Week by expanding “No Charge to Charge” program to 50 markets

Nissan comments of the fast charging infrastructure and its “No Charge to Charge” program:

“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.

“No Charge to Charge” eligible chargers can be found via the LEAF EZ-Charge app for iOS or Android or at EZ-Charge.com/Stations.”

Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Sales and Marketing said:

“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. 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 the leader in electric vehicle sales, we understand the importance of being able to drive within and between cities with confidence. We know that a robust charging infrastructure is crucial for all EV drivers, which is why we are looking to collaborate with other partners and automotive manufacturers to continue to grow an infrastructure that is inclusive of a variety of EVs.”

Complete List of “No Charge to Charge” Cities

Ariz.Phoenix
Calif.Fresno/Visalia
Los Angeles
Monterey/Salinas
Palm Springs
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Colo.Colorado Springs/Pueblo
Denver
Fla.Jacksonville
Miami
Orlando
Tampa/
St. Petersburg/Sarasota
Ga.Atlanta
Ill.Chicago
Ind.Indianapolis
Mass.Boston
Md.Baltimore
MainePortland/Auburn
Mich.Detroit
Minn.Minneapolis-St. Paul
Mo.St. Louis
N.C.Raleigh-Durham
Nev.Las Vegas
Reno
N.Y.Albany/Schenectady/Troy
New York
OhioCincinnati
Cleveland/Akron
Columbus
Ore.Portland
Pa.Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
R.I./Mass.Providence/New Bedford
S.C.Charleston
Columbia
N.C./S.C.Greenville/Spartanburg/
Asheville/Anderson
Tenn.Chattanooga
Knoxville
Nashville
TexasAustin
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Houston
UtahSalt Lake City
Va./Md.Washington D.C.
Wash.Seattle
Wisc.Milwaukee

Learn more about EZ-Charge here.

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11 Comments on "Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” Program Expanded To 50 Markets"

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Albany? Really? They couldn’t have done Buffalo? Or Rochester? Or Syracuse? Oh well. If this actually supports DCQCs getting installed in Albany, that would help me a great deal!

Tell me about it. I live in Rochester, and there are depressingly few EVs on the road here (aside from my Leaf). There’s not a Tesla store or service center anywhere close, and most of the local car dealers still treat anything with a plug like some hippy dippy fad that will be gone in another year or two.

Although I notice that almost every time my wife and I go to the Finger Lakes we spot a different Tesla with out of state plates…

Brian – This has already supported the installation of DC fast charging EVSE in the Albany area. There are a number of Hannaford Supermarket sites which have gone live this month around Albany, within the NRG EVgo network, which also provides network effect benefits for travelers between NY and VT. The network is broadly established in VT.

I just checked Plug Share, and sure enough… Those must be very new, because I check fairly often. It’s very exciting, though. I live in Syracuse, but travel east frequently. QC in Albany are just what I need to access most of my regular destinations via a 200+ mile EV.

St. Louis? The great wasteland of EV usage? I guess if no one uses the benefit, it has 0 cost and plenty of good PR. But it is nice to know that I can get free juice if I need it. Now to find a charging station.

This program is a joke in Knoxville. It consists of one charging station, 20 minutes outside of downtown.

It’s a complete joke in Dallas, Texas. We have a LOT of EV charging stations — over 200 in the greater Dallas area — yet almost none of them support NCTC. The program is completely worthless to me.

Hey Nissan, why don’t you produce a car with an actual decent range and maybe your EV customers (or lack thereof at this point) won’t have to rely so heavily on Level 3 charging?

Perhaps offer a reasonably priced battery upgrade to the 30 kWh one on the older models with lost capacity that can really use it.

+100

Wohooo, that’s good programs