Nissan Starts No Charge to Charge Program

No Charge to Charge Program to Benefit LEAF Drivers in Select CitiesSwitching to an electric car will definitely save you money on gas; however, you still have to pay for the electricity required to charge your battery. Now, Nissan is offering a new No Charge to Charge program, which will give LEAF drivers in select markets access to four major charging networks for free!

Nissan has partnered with ChargePoint, Blink, AeroVironment, and NRG eVgo for this program. New LEAF buyers will get a single EZ-Charge card that will let them access all four networks across the country.

“‘No Charge to Charge’ and EZ-Charge are a winning combination, making public charging free and easy for new LEAF buyers,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, in a press release. “Public charging is an important way to provide added range confidence to EV buyers and persuade more shoppers to join the more than 110,000 LEAF drivers around the world.”

There is one small catch, however. Currently, the program is only available in select cities, such as San Francisco, Phoenix, Nashville, and Portland. But, the program is expected to expand and add at least 15 more cities by the end of the year.

What do you think? Does access to free charging through the No Charge to Charge program make you feel more inclined to go electric? Here at James Ceranti Nissan we think this is an innovative and exciting program and hope to see it make its way across the country!

Nissan Aims for Detroit for 2016 Nissan Titan Debut

2016 Nissan Titan to Improve on Current Model with Additional Powertrain OptionsThe auto industry is always looking towards the future. It seems 2014 has barely begun, and we’re already talking about 2015 and even 2016 models. Our favorite carmaker already has plans for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where the brand will unveil the redesigned 2016 Nissan Titan.

According to Fred Diaz, Nissan’s North American senior vice president of sales, the redesigned Titan “will get us into 93 percent of the market segment.”

This is because the 2016 Nissan Titan will boast key options that previous generations have lacked. This includes engine options and a regular cab. Edmunds reports that the 2016 Titan should have three engine choices, including a V6, V8, and a diesel V6.

Diaz and Nissan Trucks just made waves recently at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, where the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept Powered by Cummins was revealed.

We think three powertrain options are great additions to the Titan, which is in need of some updates in order to catch the eye of discerning truck buyers. We’ll mark our calendars for Detroit Auto Show next January and keep our eyes out for the 2016 Nissan Titan reveal. In the meantime, stop out and see us here at James Ceranti Nissan to test drive a Titan or Frontier today!

Nissan Debuts Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by Cummins

Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner Concept at Chicago Auto ShowDiesel engines are all about doing a heck of a lot of work in an efficient manner—a perfect fit for a pickup truck and a savvy buyer who wants to get the most for their money. However, until recently, diesel engines have primarily been used in the biggest, heavy-duty trucks while the mid-size segment has gone largely ignored. Now, Nissan has introduced a Cummins-built diesel engine in its midsize Frontier pickup—the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept, which debuted last week at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

The Frontier Diesel Runner powered by Cummins is quite a sight to behold. Even more impressive than its eye-catching exterior is what lies beneath the hood. The Frontier Diesel Runner is equipped with a 2.8-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces almost 200 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Nissan has paired it with an eight-speed automatic transmission and says it will be 35 percent more fuel efficient than its V6-powered gasoline counterpart.

Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner Concept at Chicago Auto ShowWhile Nissan is calling this a “project truck” to test the waters, we think it has a great chance of making its way into production in the very near future. After all, when it comes to pairing superlative fuel efficiency with powerful performance and full-size capabilities, what’s not to love?

“Nissan has always valued the mid-size pickup segment, and with this technical study project, we are looking to explore what is possible for the next-generation Frontier,” says Fred Diaz, a Nissan senior vice president, in a statement. “We are always looking for ways to engage our customers.”

How much would you love to see the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner appear on the James Ceranti Nissan lot? Voice your opinion in the comment below, and maybe Nissan will make your wish come true!