Nissan Introduces EZ-Charge Cards for New LEAF Owners, Offers Free Charging
April 17, 2014 2:23 PM
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"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.
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RE: Proprietary charging stations?
4/18/2014 9:15:43 PM
While free is the wrong word to use, his point is that it was a fixed expense from the construction of the Supercharging station since they are generating power via solar.
RE: Proprietary charging stations?
4/20/2014 12:02:16 AM
Or in more detail the costs are
Depreciation (This is simply taking the upfront cost and spreading it across the years for tax purposes)
Maintenance (Essentially a fixed ongoing cost with little relation to use)
Replacement (This is a savings account where the money to replace the solar panels in 20 years is stored ... this is a net income, not an expense, though for accounting purposes the money paid into this account is a current expense)
Actual usage of the "free" charging has little effect on these costs. The "fuel" is either used or discarded depending on whether a car is plugged in or not and usage has minimal effect on the cost of the charger.
The chargers are paid for upfront by the car owners and the money is either put into income generating investments until needed or is used to pay present expenses with future income allocated to pay future expenses. Corporate accountants earn big money to minimize the cost of operations by deciding how the money will flow.
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