USA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live

July 10th, 2014 Comments Off on USA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live

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This past April NissanUSA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live. Read more ... » announced an innovative “No Charge To Charge” program that would be available with every new LEAFGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » purchaseWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » in the United StatesFrench electric car-sharing service launches in US. Read more ... », in conjunction with a new EZ Charge one-card-for-all networkShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... ».

Nissan’s Charging Initiative

We can now announce that effective yesterday, that program is now live. And while it is not yet available everywhere, it is online todayRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » in 10Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » major cityFrench electric car-sharing service launches in US. Read more ... » areas.

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Sacramento
San Diego
Seattle
Portland, Ore.
Nashville
Phoenix
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Houston
Washington

Past these initial 10 cities, at least 15More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... » more will be included over the next year.

How the program works is fairly simple. For the first 2Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... » years after a new LEAF purchase, you can get either a freeIt's been 3 weeks since I received my Electric car - Nissan Leaf Acenta: miles to date? 1500 miles. Petrol saving of ~£200! Result!. Read more ... » 30Uber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... »-minute DCABB inks CLEVER Danish electric car charging deal. Read more ... » CHAdeMOEuropean parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020. Read more ... » fastRolec and Charge Your Car launch home and public charging package. Read more ... » charge, or a one hourFast charging. 7kw, 32A charging cable option. Read more ... » L2 charge at participating networks and stations throughout the USFrench electric car-sharing service launches in US. Read more ... ».

The program works insideLondon : Bluecity will mimic the Autolib scheme running in Paris. Read more ... » the “EZ-Charge” program that is administered by NRGUSA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live. Read more ... » eVgo. You can learn more about the program, or check out which stations closest to you are enrolled in the free charging schemePark for free and use the bus lane - if you drive an electric car. Read more ... » by checking out EZ-Charge.comWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... ».

The initial 4 charging groups (or five if you like to separate Blink from the rest of the CarCharging family) that are part of the EZ-Charge program are:

ChargePoint
Blink Network/CarShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » Charging Group
NRG eVgo
AeroVironment

It is worth noting that ChargePoint is NOT part of the separate “No Charge To Charge” program, but the companyShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » tells InsideEVs that about 60% of their stations are already free.

Currently, EZ-Charge cards are only available through participating Nissan dealers in the specific announced markets.

Nissan Expands Available Free Charging Footprint To New LEAF Owners

We had a chance to talk with Brendan Jones, director of EVShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » Sales and InfrastructureWell done Corby: Electric Vehicle Charging Points Launched. Read more ... » at Nissan about the program earlier this week to follow up on some of the finer details.

ChargePoint Returns To Program

We asked Mr. Jones about Chargepoint returning to the EZ-Charge program after backing out in mid-May because of proprietary customer informationWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » being shared with all the players, and being lead by eVGO.

At the timeWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » ChargePoint CEOElectric Car: Tesla to bring Superchargers to Europe. Read more ... » Pasquale Romano said upon exiting the program that “…they (NRG eVgo) wantShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... » to monopolize the relationship with the driver, I think this is their attempt to gain some relevance in the market#electricVehicle #ElectricCar - Plug-in electric cars in pre-production and testing (2009-2014). Read more ... ».”

Mr. Jones said that the program had not been without its challenges getting to the pointEV / Electric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014 (Source East / Source London). Read more ... » it is today, but that everyone came together in the spirit of having one unifying accessElectric car charging locations now in demand. Read more ... » card.

We have to note that the new language on the program does state that “…EZ-Charge will transfer your basic personal information to your selected charging networks.”

The EZ-Charge card program will still be active after the 2-year free “No Charge to Charge” period has expired, and it is believed more OEMs will also be offering programs similar to Nissan at some point in the future under the one-card solution – a cooperation that Mr. Jones emphasized was needed in the industry, and encouraged by Nissan.

Hey, where is Atlanta on the list?

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We couldn’t help but ask the Director of EV Sales and Infrastructure how Atlanta could NOT be one of the cities in the “No Charge to Charge” program right out of the gate; and while Mr. Jones said he didn’t want to “spoil” the announcement of what the other 15 cities would be for the charging networks, he did say that Atlanta would be up shortly…and why it was not included on the debut list.

“The program has some customer satisfaction stipulations in terms of the numberBath electric cars: Broken charging points to be replaced. Read more ... » of DC fast charging stationsZeroNet: Best Western Best for Charging in UK. Read more ... » that have to be in the market at launch…we are not going to launch it in the market until the offerRolec and Charge Your Car launch home and public charging package. Read more ... » (number of stations) is solid. So we won’t have a customer drivingWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... » off the lotClarified: Nissan's "ICE Loan" Scheme for Leaf #ev #ElectricCar owners - Finance/Lease agreements NOT eligible - :(. Read more ... » saying ‘they gave me this great promotion, but there is no chargersShanghai: Electric car owners are switching on to personal charging systems. Read more ... »’.

We’ve got a solid dateIt's been 3 weeks since I received my Electric car - Nissan Leaf Acenta: miles to date? 1500 miles. Petrol saving of ~£200! Result!. Read more ... » that is not too far off for launching Atlanta…multiple chargers are going to be going in this month, next month, etc., and we wil be ready to pull the trigger on that, in that market, relatively soonPaving #EV future: Electric Cars: #Charging Points To Boost Sales. Read more ... »

On charging and fees past the “Free” time period:

Given this is not an unlimited free charging program, what happens after the free charging time period is up? Is there the built-in functionality to stop the charge before fees are incurred? Will customers have to ‘nanny‘ their plugged-in vehiclesEV / Electric vehicle charging points will be 'within 25 miles' by 2014 (Source East / Source London). Read more ... » to avoid paying charges if they go over the time allocation?

In the case of the DC fast chargingFast charging. 7kw, 32A charging cable option. Read more ... » with the LEAF, the Nissan director said that it would not be an issue as most fast charges take no more than 16Pod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... » or 17German cabinet gives green light to electric car incentives. Read more ... » minutes, but that it could be an issue in some cases with L2 stays (6Tesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... ».6 kW max).

The new EZ-Charge website states that fees rangeWhat the Future Holds: Car Makers’ #EV Commitments, a Brand-by-Brand Review. Read more ... » from stationThe North East Combined Authority has received £1.5m to build to super-fast charging points on the A19 and at Science Central. Read more ... » to station, and customers will be charged according after the free time allotment expires.

DC fast charging fees can range from 10 cents per minute to $5Tesla will expand Supercharger network across Europe. Read more ... » to $10 per session. Level 2 charging fees may range between $0Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... ».49 per kilowatt-hour to $1Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... » to $2 per hour. Charging fees are noted at each station.”

Mr. Jones noted that some machines and networks have more built in functionality than others and could accommodate customization to avoid fees…but not all; while saying that all the networks and Nissan ultimately want the customer to be satisfied with the program, and that kinks will get smoothed out as they become more accustomed to how the stations are usedNissan Will Make More EV Batteries in the UK, Along with New Electric Vehicles. Read more ... ».

If you do find that you need more charge than the free allotted 1 hour L2 can provide, there is a 60 minute disconnection interval required on both the CarCharging and NRG eVgo charging stations before it can be restarted for free.

In total 2,600 public stations are available today, with more than 200 being of the quick chargingGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » variety.

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