Atlanta Gets No Charge to Charge Program For LEAF Owners

2015 Nissan Leaf

Atlanta has embraced the EV way of life and will now get No Charge to Charge Program for Nissan LEAF owners.

 

One of the main reasons many consumers avoid purchasing the Nissan LEAF is because of the lack of charging stations in their area. Now though, going green is a whole lot easier for many consumers in Atlanta, after Nissan joined forces with NRG Energy to expand the southern city’s network of fast chargers.

“Atlanta drivers have embraced cleaner, more efficient vehicle to make their city one of the fastest growing EV markets in the country,” said Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo. “Combining Atlanta’s enthusiasm for driving electric with the range of confidence of a fast charging infrastructure will create an unbeatable combination that sets the stage for further EV adoption across the metro area and country.”

As part of this new partnership, called the No Charge to Charge program, Nissan LEAF owners and lessees will receive free charging at the eVgo stations for free for the first two years. Currently, this program is up and running in Texas, Phoenix, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and the Pacific Northwest.

If you’re interested in seeing whether the No Charge to Charge program is happening near you, contact James Ceranti Nissan today!

Nissan Design Studio Sketches Mirror Kids’ Car Drawings

Nissan has helped the cars of children’s imaginations come to life this month as part of the company’s celebration of Children’s Day at Nissan Brazil. The Japanese carmaker’s Design America Rio recently took sketches submitted by the children of Nissan Brazil workers for the company’s “Automobile of the Future” drawing contest, choosing three winners and an honorable mention. The studio then took the selected winners and recreated their drawings, creating Nissan Design Studio sketches of each.

“There are no limits when it comes to the kids’ imaginations,” said Robert Bauer, designer-in-chief of Nissan Design America Rio. “As professional designers, we can see through the imagination of a child and realize what is possible… There is something refreshing in working with kids—the joy of life and their sharp sense of recreating the world are very inspiring.”

The three winners were Karine, a five-year-old daughter of a worker from Resende Industrial Complex, Sophya, a ten-year-old daughter of a worker from the same complex, and Gabriela, a nine-year-old daughter of a worker from the Resende Complex. The honorable mention was Nathalia, a 10-year-old daughter of a worker from Sao Jose dos Pinhais’ Unity.

To see the children’s drawings turned professional sketches, click here and tell James Ceranti Nissan what you think!

2015 Nissan Lineup Updates: Xterra and Frontier See Worthwhile Additions

Nissan Frontier

While the 2015 Nissan Xterra and Frontier have remained fundamentally unchanged for ten years running, minor updates along the way have kept these vehicles up-to-date and appealing. You might say that Nissan pretty much nailed it the first time when it comes to the Xterra and Frontier, and haven’t seen the need for an overhaul quite yet.

The 2015 Xterra and Frontier will follow in the same path as previous years, seeing just a few minor, but worthwhile updates. The Frontier and Xterra get a modest price bump of between $150 and $900 for 2015, depending on trim level, and the addition of a 5-inch color display on some models which includes NissanConnect with mobile apps.

According to trucktrend.com, the price bump is worth every penny, with Xterra S models and the Frontier SV and Desert Runner getting the NissanConnect 5-inch infotainment system that includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio streaming, USB iPod connectivity, and text messaging assistant. The Frontier Pro-4X gets a standard 5.8-inch NissanConnect touchscreen display with navigation, and the Frontier SL long-wheelbase is a standard moonroof.

The majority of Xterras and Frontiers are powered by the same powerful 4.0L V-6 that puts out 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque as years past.

What 2015 Nissan lineup updates are you most excited about?

If the foundation and performance capabilities of these cars are more important to you than the bells and whistles, make sure you stop by James Ceranti Nissan to get a 2014 Xterra or Frontier before they’re gone!