ATLANTA (Dec. 5, 2014) — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is offering Atlanta buyers of its all-electric Leaf car no-cost public charging of the vehicle for two years.
The “No Charge to Charge” program provides access to more than a dozen quick chargers spread throughout the Greater Atlanta market for two years with the purchase or lease of a new Leaf. The auto maker said the quick chargers can bring a Leaf from zero to 80 percent-charge in less than 30 minutes.
“Atlanta is America's biggest market for Leaf, and access to free public charging can enhance the convenience of driving an electric car and motivate additional consumers to make the switch to Nissan Leaf,” said Brendan Jones, director of Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure.
“Nissan is actively working with key partners to ramp up charging infrastructure in Metro Atlanta to make more charging options available for the thousands of area Leaf owners.”
While the program kicked off Nov. 24, Nissan has extending it to Leaf owners who purchased or leased their vehicle on or after Nov. 1.
Nissan said Atlanta has been the No. 1 Leaf market since mid-2013 due to a variety of factors, including an available Georgia state tax credit, single-occupant access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and a number of major companies that provide workplace charging for their employees.
The car maker now offers the “No Charge to Charge” program in 13 of the top markets for Nissan Leaf sales, including: San Francisco; Sacramento; San Diego; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Chicago. The company said that by mid-2015 it plans to offer the program in at least a dozen additional U.S. markets.
Nissan has reported Leaf global sales of more than 147,000 units and more than 66,000 in the U.S.
It said the vehicle's Environmental Protection Agency-estimated driving range is 84 miles on a fully charged battery and MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined.
Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan Motor Co. is that country's second-largest automotive company and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.