Nissan Leaf owners now enjoy free charging in a total of 38 US regions

Posted on 4 Jul 2016 by Tim Brown
The Nissan Leaf 'No Charge to Charge' promotion is availbale in a total of 38 states across the US - image courtesy of Nissan
The Nissan Leaf 'No Charge to Charge' promotion is availbale in a total of 38 states across the US - image courtesy of Nissan

Nissan has extended its 'No Charge to Charge' promotion with Nissan Leaf owners now able to recharge their vehicles for free in a total of 38 US regions.

The new regions where Nissan Leaf owners can charge their cars for free include: Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati; Cleveland/Akron; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Knoxville, Tennessee; Las Vegas; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; and Reno, Nevada.

Nissan first launched its ‘No Charge to Charge’ promotion in 10 markets in July 2014, and it is now available right around the country. The promotion offers new Nissan Leaf buyers two years of complimentary public charging with the purchase or lease of the all-electric car from participating Nissan Leaf dealers.

“The economics are easy — when you buy a Nissan Leaf you save money on fuel and spend less on regular maintenance costs, and that’s in addition to federal and state tax incentives and other benefits that are available in select markets,” said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan electric vehicle sales and marketing. “We know that public charging is a key element in providing additional range confidence for electric vehicle drivers, and free public charging is a great way to make Nissan Leaf an unrivaled value for the average American driver.”

With more than 224,000 global sales and more than 94,000 in the US, the Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electric car. The 2016 Nissan Leaf has a starting price of $26,700 after the federal tax credit of $7,500 for the SV model and $29,290 for Leaf SL after the federal tax credit. Both the SV and SL models boast an EPA-rated range of 107 miles on a single charge.

All Nissan Leaf models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, Leaf has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases. The public quick chargers can charge a Leaf from zero to 80% in around 30 minutes.

Due in 2018, it has been reported that the next-gen Leaf could be offered with a choice of battery packs giving owners up to 335 miles of range.

Such a range would see the Leaf go head-to-head with the larger but more expensive Tesla Model S, while Tesla’s Leaf rival – the Model 3 – is expected to offer up around 250km of range when it arrives in showrooms.

Consumers can find chargers eligible for ‘No Charge to Charge’ via the Leaf EZ-Charge app for iOS or Android or at EZ-Charge.com/Stations.