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Nissan Brings “No Charge to Charge” Program To Austin, Monterey, & Raleigh-Durham

Nissan is continuing to expand the promotional range of its “No Charge To Charge” program, with three new cities recently added, according to a new press release.

The cities (or metro areas) in question — Austin, Texas; Monterey, California; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina — will now be home to the interesting promotion, allowing new Nissan LEAF owners/lessees to utilize public electric vehicle (EV) charging for free for the first two years following purchase. The promotion, of course, only applies to purchases made at LEAF-certified dealerships.

Nissan Leaf via Nissan

More information on the specific charging stations available for use via the program can be found here.

“Nissan LEAF is an attractive option for Austin car shoppers,” stated Andrew Speaker, director, EV Sales & Marketing, Nissan Motors. “In addition to the $7,500 federal tax credit, some LEAF buyers are eligible for a rebate* to help offset the costs to install level 2 chargers in their homes. Those benefits, combined with access to free public charging, significantly lower operating costs and zero spending on gas, make owning an all-electric vehicle a cost-effective and convenient choice.”

The No Charge To Charge program is now available to new Nissan drivers in 20 different American markets — Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Monterey, and San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Boston, Massachusetts; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Washington DC; and Houston, Dallas-Forth Worth, and Austin, Texas.

Nissan is reportedly aiming to expand the program’s reach to encompass 25 different markets in the US within the next few months.

Not a bad program, to my eyes. Certainly one that improves the appeal of the Nissan LEAF over other electric cars. I wonder if the program will be continued when the next-gen LEAF is finally released.

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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