Nissan Begins ‘No Charge to Charge’ For Leaf Buyers

Nissan has launched its “No Charge to Charge” promotion for new Leaf buyers offering two years of free public charging access in 10 initial markets.

The program gives customers an rfid-chipped EZ-Charge card which provides free access to charging at more than 2,600 public stations available in the initial program markets, including more than 200 quick chargers.

These are 10 of the top Leaf sales markets, and include San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Ore., as well as Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, D.C.

This news follows an April announcement where Nissan said it was launching the program, but today is the actual start date, it says.

In the next year, Nissan plans to offer the No Charge to Charge program and EZ-Charge card at Leaf dealers in at least 15 additional U.S. markets.

No Charge to Charge takes advantage of the new EZ-ChargeSM card, a first-of-its-kind card that offers Nissan LEAF owners access to five leading EV charging networks with a single card. New owners will receive an EZ-Charge card that will provide access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink, CarCharging, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo.

Nissan said participants can find eligible chargers online at EZ-Charge.com or PlugShare.com, or by downloading the PlugShare app for iOS or Android.

Not all chargers accessible with the EZ-Charge card are included in the No Charge to Charge program, said the company.

“Free charging is a great way for Nissan and our charging partners to make Leaf an unbeatable value for the average American driver,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional Leaf sales.”