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: Its getting tough to justify not buying an EV..
4/19/2014 11:39:56 PM
Today it is gas taxes paying for the road network.
In the future, the payments will be shifted to the car registration or similar fuel independent tax. That shift has already started with special taxes paid by owners of EVs that other car owners are exempt from.
You do not need to worry, the discount in taxes will drive adoption, the increase in EV usage will drive alternative taxation. The politicians see value in handing out road construction contracts and they will make sure the money comes in to fund those handouts.
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