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Salt Lake City Gets “No Charge To Charge”

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Nissan’s popular (and occasionally maligned) “No Charge To Charge” program has now made its way to Salt Lake City, Utah, according to a new press release.

The promotional offer gives new Nissan LEAF buyers in the city the option of using public charging infrastructure there for free for up to 2 years (presumably, the vehicle purchase qualifies for the promotion).

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“Nissan LEAF is an attractive option for Salt Lake City car buyers,” stated Andrew Speaker, director, Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales & Marketing, Nissan. “In addition to the federal tax credit of up to $7,500, some LEAF buyers may also be eligible for an income tax credit of up to $1,500, HOV lane access, and free metered parking for up to 2 hours. Those benefits, combined with access to free public charging, significantly lower operating costs and zero spending on gas, make owning an all-electric vehicle a cost-effective and convenient choice.”

The exact launch date for the promotion in Salt Lake City was November 3 — so most new purchases (as of right now) should be eligible.

The free charging access applies to both types of charging stations: fast-charging stations and also Level 2 charging stations.

Here’s more from the new press release announcing the promotional expansion:

Salt Lake City is the 21st market within Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program. Other markets include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Fresno, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Washington DC, Boston, Monterey, Raleigh-Durham and Austin. Nissan plans to expand the “No Charge to Charge” program to a total of 25 US markets in the coming months.

With more than 192,000 global sales and about 86,000 in the US, Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric car. A 2015 Nissan LEAF starts at approximately $21,510 after the federal tax credit of $7,500, and it features seating for up to five passengers, lower running costs and an EPA-estimated range of up to 84 miles on a full charge. The 2016 LEAF, which goes on sale later this fall, boasts an EPA-rated range of 107 miles for SV and SL models.

The 2016 Nissan LEAF pricing information for the US market was actually just released, so those looking for that information should head over to our coverage of the matter.

Those wondering about which charging stations in Salt Lake City apply can find out via the LEAF EZ-Charge app (iOS or Android), which can be found here.

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