Nissan has announced that owners of the all-electric Nissan LEAF in the Dallas-Fort Worth and greater Houston areas will have free, unlimited access to the eVgo network of public charging stations throughout their first year of ownership. So what does that mean? Essentially, anyone who signs up for the new “No Charge to Charge” program will be able to drive for an entire year without having to pay for a single tank of gas!
From the beginning of October, new Nissan LEAF customers will receive unlimited access to eVgo’s comprehensive Freedom Station charging network. This includes 23 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, 17 in the greater Houston area and Park N’ Fly locations at both DFW and IAH airports.
“Nissan LEAF owners who already subscribe to NRG eVgo’s Freedom Station network rave about the convenience and increased range confidence it provides,” said Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of EV Sales and Marketing. “Adding one of the country’s most innovative charging plans to the world’s best-selling electric car is a clear win for Nissan LEAF buyers.”
It is possible that many of you are wondering what makes the Dallas-Fort Worth area so special? Well, it turns out that it is one of the fastest growing markets in the country for Nissan LEAF sales, with deliveries up 500 percent so far in 2013 when compared to 2012. The presence of a eVgo’s strong public infrastructure along with strong word-of-mouth referrals has helped to spur sales.
“NRG eVgo has created a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle charging products to support the growing number of EVs and to address EV drivers’ need to charge both at home as well as on the road,” said Jack Cannata, director of marketing for NRG eVgo. “With access to our well-placed charging stations across the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metro areas, Nissan LEAF drivers can really maximize their use of the vehicle.”
Currently, DC fast chargers at eVgo Freedom Station sites can deliver up to an 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes, which is rather fast for e-vehicles. Nissan will offer “No Charge to Charge” with acquisitions of the Nissan LEAF made between October 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.