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Published on August 6th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan


Nissan’s “No Charge To Charge” Program Expands To 10 New Markets

August 6th, 2016 by  

Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” program just keeps growing, and it is nice to find some Florida cities in the group of 10 new markets added to the program — environmental incentives are all too scarce in the Sunshine State.


“Participating Nissan LEAFs have spent a combined 19.4 years at public fast-charge stations while saving more than $4.2 million in charging fees,” Nissan writes.

If you are considering a LEAF, the time is now to jump in. The “No Charge to Charge” program can save new LEAF owners “as much as $1,000 over two years and up to $10 per charge.” Nissan’s incentive, with all the others niceties of the LEAF, is strong call to join the EV movement.

Things are pretty good in Sarasota and St. Petersburg — two of the new locations, which is where I mostly drive — as far as inexpensive charging goes. However, free fast charging is a nice bonus. The basic details are: “The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership, drastically reducing or completely eliminating the costs of operating their vehicle.”

For more backstory on Nissan’s deal and how it compares with the options for the upcoming Tesla Model 3, check out our last post on the “No Charge to Charge” promotion. “We know that public charging is a key element in providing additional range confidence for electric vehicle drivers, and free public charging is a great way to make Nissan LEAF an unrivaled value for the average American driver.”

I love Tesla Motors, but Nissan has some attractive qualities economically, aesthetically, and with smooth drive quality of its own.

Along with Florida cities, the expanded list of markets  that now offer the two-year “No Charge to Charge” program are in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Colorado. Here’s the list of new cities:

  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado
  • Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C.
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Palm Springs, Florida
  • Portland/Auburn, Maine
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Florida

Here’s the full list of eligible cities:

Ariz. Phoenix
Calif. Fresno/Visalia
Los Angeles
Palm Springs
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Colo. Colorado Springs/Pueblo
Fla. Jacksonville
St. Petersburg/Sarasota
Ga. Atlanta
Ill. Chicago
Ind. Indianapolis
Mass. Boston
Md. Baltimore
Maine Portland/Auburn
Mich. Detroit
Minn. Minneapolis-St. Paul
N.C. Raleigh-Durham
Nev. Las Vegas
N.Y. Albany/Schenectady/Troy
New York
Ohio Cincinnati
Ore. Portland
Pa. Philadelphia
R.I./Mass. Providence/New Bedford
S.C. Charleston
N.C./S.C. Greenville/Spartanburg/
Tenn. Chattanooga
Texas Austin
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Utah Salt Lake City
Va./Md. Washington D.C.
Wash. Seattle
Wisc. Milwaukee

“Shoppers can learn more about incentives available in their markets at NissanUSA.com,” the company notes.

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Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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