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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. 
 
According to Nissan News, 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' Supercharger network, 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. 

Source: NissanNews.com



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RE: Its getting tough to justify not buying an EV..
By Reflex on 4/21/2014 12:27:39 PM , Rating: 2
An indirect subsidy is still a subsidy. Also, the oil industry receives direct subsidies as well. You only try to make a distinction because it narrows the argument to the one you feel is most favorable, like the idiots who try to distinguish between 'micro' and 'macro' evolution.

And no, our government is mostly funded by income taxes, not petroleum taxes.


By Reclaimer77 on 4/21/2014 3:54:52 PM , Rating: 2
Actually income taxes only make up about a third of the Government's annual revenue. OOOPS!

Meanwhile it's impossible to calculate how much economic activity petroleum is responsible for. I mean seriously, think about it.

We can live in a world without electric vehicles, sorry. Good luck living without semi-trucks, trains, planes and cargo ships.

And good luck having roads to drive on without fuel-tax revenues.


RE: Its getting tough to justify not buying an EV..
By Reflex on 4/21/2014 5:45:37 PM , Rating: 2
http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/backg...

Individual and corporate income taxes account for 51% of federal revenue. Payroll taxes are an additional 40%. I'm not sure where you came from with the statement that they are only about a third, but it is not based on fact. Petroleum taxation in its various forms would fit into the "Other" category and be substantially less than 6% of federal income sources.

And in an integrated system, you can point at a lot of things as 'necessary'. For instance, virtually everything you can think of also relies upon clean water supplies. Virtually everything in our supply chain requires base electrical power as well. You can point to many things and say "everything depends on this".

That said, what's most interesting is how everything you pointed at could actually be replaced by alternatives. None of them are essential. Semi-trucks can be replaced by trains, trains can be powered by electricity, planes can be powered by biofuels and cargo ships can be powered by electricity (the US Navy has many nuclear powered ships).

Petroleum is a short-sighted way to support our economy. It is a limited resource, incredibly dirty at all stages of use, and much of it is controlled by competing political interests. Repeatedly the US has had hard lessons in being reliant on a source largely produced out of the country, and the EU is learning the dangers of such dependence now with the actions of Russia in Georgia and the Ukraine. And that is before we address the pollution problems.

Alternatives exist, many are dirt cheap (nuclear) and others are becoming cheaper. Part of making them cheaper is increasing demand, something EV's are a leader in.

No one is stopping you from driving whatever you want. It will be decades before ICE vehicles go away. But they will at some point, either for economic, environmental or simply demand reasons, or more likely a combination of those things. As someone who likes to live on the cutting edge of tech, I'll likely leave them behind sooner than you will, and that's fine.


RE: Its getting tough to justify not buying an EV..
By Reflex on 4/21/2014 6:06:26 PM , Rating: 2
Not to pile on or anything, but the petroleum industry has received an estimated $369 billion in direct subsidies since 1950, and that does not factor in the indirect subsidies for environmental damage and health impact, nor land use. Data here:
http://www.misi-net.com/publications/NEI-1011.pdf

Meanwhile those who buy a EV can have a maximum credit of up to $7500 applied to their tax bill depending on circumstances. Based on actual EV sales there is impossible their subsidies come even close to federal subsidies for the petroleum industry.

And none of this gets into all the tax breaks given businesses large and small for continuing to buy vehicles they needed to buy anyways.


By Reclaimer77 on 4/21/2014 7:32:52 PM , Rating: 2
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Not to pile on or anything, but the petroleum industry has received an estimated $369 billion in direct subsidies since 1950


I love how you think that's some huge argument-winning sum. Since 1950? Oil taxes alone eclipse that EVERY YEAR!


By Reflex on 4/22/2014 12:45:10 PM , Rating: 1
1) Citation needed
2) You claimed no direct subsidies. There are direct, and indirect subsidies. You are wrong. You were also wrong about income taxes. You are wrong about a lot of things. It is too bad you cannot be honest enough to admit your mistakes and adjust your arguments, or even rethink your opinions. Instead I'm certain the next EV thread will contain you as usual spewing the same discredited bullshit.

Or maybe not. Maybe you will surprise me.


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