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 Adds Pathfinder Hybrid to 2014 Lineup

Pathfinder Hybrid to Join 2014 Nissan LineupWith the popularity of the Nissan LEAF, the carmaker has shown that it knows how to make successful electric and hybrid cars. The newest model in Nissan’s hybrid lineup is the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid.

The standard Pathfinder won the Full-Size Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas at the Texas Truck Rodeo in October. Adding the hybrid option should increase the fuel efficiency by about 25 percent to 25 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway. And, because the battery pack is stored under the third row, you don’t lose any cargo space or leg room.

Also added to the Pathfinder Hybrid are unique LED taillights and Nissan PUREDRIVE Hybrid badges. Otherwise, the Hybrid version is visually identical to the standard Pathfinder.

Powering the Pathfinder Hybrid is a turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine paired with a 15kW electric motor with a compact lithium-ion battery. Combined, the system is rated at a net 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque. These systems are joined together with Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch System that controls power from both the gasoline engine and electric motor.

Want more information on the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid? Give us a call and James Ceranti Nissan – we’ll help you out.