Nissan EZ-Charge Cards Benefit ‘No Charge to Charge’ Program
Last year, Nissan announced its “No Charge to Charge” program for drivers of the Nissan LEAF in certain markets. This program will provide drivers of the Nissan LEAF (purchase or lease) with two years of no-cost public charging. Initially, the program will be launched in ten key markets, but in 2015, Nissan will expand this to at least 15 more U.S. markets. The 25+ U.S. markets chosen account for over 80 percent of all Nissan LEAF sales.
To make the “No Charge to Charge” program easy for customers, Nissan will issue new EZ-Charge cards. These cards are the first of their kind and will allow LEAF drivers to access the leading EV charging networks with just a swipe of a card. The EZ-Charge card will be good at ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment, and NRG eVgo chargers across the country.
“‘No Charge to Charge’ and EZ-Charge are a winning combination, making public charging free and easy for new LEAF buyers,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Aftersales. “Public charging is an important way to provide added range confidence to EV buyers and persuade more shoppers to join the more than 110,000 LEAF drivers around the world.”
The EZ-Charge cards will be available when “No Charge to Charge” launches on July 1, 2014, in the initial ten markets. These markets include Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. More information on future additional markets will be announced closer to launch. LEAF drivers who purchased their LEAF or signed their lease contract on or after April 1, 2014, will be provided the EZ-Charge Card for the program retroactively.
NRG eVgo manages the EZ-Charge card with support from ChargePoint, CarCharging, and AeroVironment.
“Nissan’s commitment to mass-market electric cars is matched by our commitment to increase charging infrastructure for LEAF owners,” explained Brendan Jones, director, Nissan EV Infrastructure and Strategy. “EZ-Charge is a natural progression of our multi-pronged commitment to developing EV charging at workplace campuses, at Nissan LEAF dealerships and in the communities where LEAF drivers live and work.”
Will the “No Charge to Charge” program motivate you to check out the Nissan LEAF?