Nissan Introduces EZ-Charge Cards for New LEAF Owners, Offers Free Charging
April 17, 2014 2:23 PM
comment(s) - last by
"No Charge to Charge" will launch alongside the EZ-Charge card on July 1, 2014
Nissan is looking to lure in new LEAF customers by expanding its "No Charge to Charge" promotion and offering new EZ-Charge cards.
, the new EZ-Charge cards will allow Nissan LEAF owners to access EV charging networks like ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo.
The card will provide LEAF drivers with two years of public charging with the purchase or lease of a new LEAF.
"No Charge to Charge" will launch alongside the EZ-Charge card on July 1, 2014 in 10 key LEAF markets, including San Francisco; Sacramento; San Diego; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Nashville; Phoenix; Dallas-Ft. Worth; Houston, and Washington, DC.
Buyers in these markets can take advantage of the "No Charge to Charge" and EZ-Charge cards if they purchase their LEAF on or after April 1, 2014.
"'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.
Once it rolls out in the first 10 markets, Nissan will expand the promotion to 15 additional markets in the following year.
This sounds a lot like Tesla Motors'
, which offers charging for its Model S EV at no cost to the driver. The Supercharger network just recently expanded from coast to coast, relieving EV drivers of range anxiety.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Proprietary charging stations?
4/18/2014 3:48:19 PM
You can charge at different voltages and currents (and vary it over time), and new up-and-coming battery technologies will have different charging characteristics. The last thing I want is for a superior charging system or new battery technology to be crippled in its infancy because it's forced to adhere to a standard designed around inferior technology.
e.g. Say someone figures out a way to quickly and easily charge batteries at 10kV, but the standard calls for 220V plugs. So to make this new technology work, they're forced to take the 10kV from power lines, run it through the utility company's transformer to drop it to 220V, convert it to DC, feed it into the car, then have a 220V to 10kV step-up transformer inside the car before it can charge the battery. That's a whole lot of inefficiency added simply to adhere to the standard, when they could theoretically just take the 10kV from the power lines, convert it to DC, and feed it straight into the car.
"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
Tesla Motors Plans to Deploy "Supercharger" Charging Network for Model S
September 25, 2012, 8:14 AM
Quick Note: GM Teases Next Generation Chevrolet Volt
November 20, 2014, 3:26 PM
Audi is Latest to Step Into the Hydrogen Game, Delivers A7 Sportback h-tron quattro
November 19, 2014, 1:41 PM
Toyota’s Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Priced from $57,500 in the U.S.
November 18, 2014, 10:23 AM
Honda Still Pushing Hydrogen, Introduces FCV Fuel Cell Concept
November 17, 2014, 8:27 AM
Ford Enlists Wind Energy Corp. to Provide Wind, Solar Energy to Four U.S. Dealerships
November 10, 2014, 10:58 AM
AutoNation CEO Calls Slams Michigan’s “Anti-Tesla Bill”, Chides Elon Musk
November 7, 2014, 6:52 PM
Most Popular Articles
Wal-Mart: Miss Thanksgiving, Get Xbox One + Master Chief Collection for $299
November 17, 2014, 9:40 PM
Sweden Mulls Labelling "Sexist" Video Games in the Wake of Gamergate
November 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone is Only $40 at Best Buy on Black Friday
November 18, 2014, 11:59 AM
It's Official: Twitter is Profitable "Junk"
November 16, 2014, 10:45 PM
Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite, iOS 8.1.1 Updates
November 17, 2014, 1:43 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information