No Charge To Charge A Leaf Now In Chicago

Chicago is the next city to be the recipient of Nissan’s Leaf “No Charge to Charge” promotion.

Nissan launched on Friday its “No Charge to Charge” promotion that provides two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Leaf from Nissan dealers in the Chicago market.

Nissan explained this includes complimentary access to fast chargers that can charge a Leaf battery pack from zero to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

“The Nissan Leaf is an attractive option for Chicago car buyers for a number of reasons, such as the available Illinois Alternative Fuels Rebate of up to $4,000 and significantly lower operating costs than a gas-powered car,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Strategy. “Adding free public fast charging in Chicagoland gives Nissan LEAF an even greater competitive edge over other vehicles, regardless of their fuel source.”

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Buyers of a new Nissan Leaf are eligible for a rebate of $0 to $4,000 from the Illinois Alternative Fuels Rebate Program; lessees are not eligible. More information on the terms of the Illinois rebate program can be accessed here.

As part of the promotion, Nissan said Leaf drivers will enjoy free one-hour charging sessions at more than 140 level 2 (240 volt) charging stations.

This is the 12th market in which Nissan now offers its “No Charge to Charge” promotion. These 12 market include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, D.C.

Nissan said in the next year, Nissan plans to offer the “No Charge to Charge” program at Leaf dealers in at least 13 additional U.S. markets.

“No Charge to Charge” launched at Nissan Leaf dealers in the Chicago market on Nov. 14; Leaf owners who purchased or leased their vehicle on or after Nov. 1, in the Chicago market will receive entry into the “No Charge to Charge” program retroactively.

Consumers can find chargers eligible for the “No Charge to Charge” promotion at, or via the PlugShare app for iOS or Android.