FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan and EVgo announced today that they are providing new Nissan LEAF owners and lessees access to EVgo’s U.S. charging network through a new program, “Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo®.”
Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo is a new platform designed to encourage more U.S. drivers to make the switch to an electric vehicle (EV). Nissan will provide $250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo – the nation’s largest and most reliable public EV fast charging network3 – to qualifying retail customers who lease or purchase a new Nissan LEAF or LEAF PLUS in participating markets on or after November 1, 2019.
The program will provide participating retail customers with access to EVgo’s network of more than 750 public charging station locations with more than 1,200 fast chargers, as well as charging on other networks accessible through cooperative roaming agreements. As a result, new Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS owners and lessees will have access to more than 30,000 public EV chargers, the largest of any U.S. partnership.
“Nissan is a long-time leader in electric vehicles and this new partnership with EVgo will give Nissan LEAF owners confidence powered by tens of thousands of chargers across America,” said Aditya Jairaj, director, EV sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “Convenient access to public chargers can be incredibly helpful for LEAF owners in their day-to-day lives.”
“The future of driving is electric, and EVgo is focused on delivering reliable and convenient fast charging for everyone,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Anyone who has tried an EV loves it, and EVgo and Nissan are making it easier for more drivers to make the switch to an electric vehicle.”
EVgo has added roaming access for EVgo customers on the ChargePoint network, providing seamless roaming to more than 28,000 Level 2 chargers and more than 300 fast chargers equipped with a CHAdeMO connector, in addition to EVgo’s industry-leading fast charging network. EVgo has also announced roaming agreements with Electrify America and EV Connect, which, upon implementation, will further expand the number of stations accessible through Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo.
In August 2019, EVgo and Nissan announced a commitment to expand the charging network for EV drivers with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers across the United States. Each of the new EVgo fast chargers will be capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors so all EV drivers can benefit from EVgo’s network expansion. The joint investment by Nissan and EVgo builds on a six-year partnership between two of the original leaders in transportation electrification in the U.S. Nissan has installed more than 2,000 quick charge connectors across the country since 2010.
First introduced in 2010, Nissan LEAF is the number-one-selling EV in the world1 with more than 430,000 sold to date, including more than 130,000 sold in the U.S., since its introduction. With two available battery sizes, the Nissan LEAF and Nissan LEAF PLUS offer an EPA range of 150 and up to 226 miles respectively2.
More than 100 million Americans currently live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charger, including those built in partnership with Nissan along the I-95 corridor on the East Coast and along the DRIVEtheARC corridor in California from Monterey to Lake Tahoe.
For more information on the Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
EVgo is the nation’s largest and most reliable fast charging public network for electric vehicles. With more than more than 750 fast charging locations in 66 metropolitan markets in 34 states, EVgo serves more than 180,000 customers. EVgo has the best operating record in the industry – more than 98% uptime – and consistently earns the highest consumer scores on PlugShare for U.S. public charging networks. EVgo owns and operates its nationwide network of fast chargers, which are compatible with all fast charge capable EV models and powered by 100% renewable energy. Founded in 2010, EVgo partners with retail hosts, hotels, shopping centers, gas stations parking lot operators, and other stakeholders to make it easier to fast charge your EV close to where you live, work and play. EVgo is also committed to providing a reliable charging experience for customers of partner automakers as well as fleet and rideshare operators.
- Based on cumulative sales of all LEAF models data from Dec 2010 – September 2019
- 2019 Nissan Leaf EPA range up to 150 miles; EPA range estimates up to 226 miles for Nissan LEAF S PLUS, up to 215 miles for SV PLUS and SL PLUS. Actual range will vary with trim levels, options and driving conditions; see Customer Disclosure Form for details
- Largest by number of public DCFC stations in the United States. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, November 2019, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Department of Energy, https://afdc.energy.gov/data_download. Reliability is based on EVgo’s 98% uptime rate and other internal data.
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