The Nissan Leaf, billed as the world’s best-selling electric car, comes with a free Level 2 electric charger if bought between December 2 and January 2. These chargers are said to be relatively inexpensive, from $2 to $4 according to CleanTechnica.com. With the “No Charge to Charge” program offering two years of free charging in 10 major cities, electric car power has gotten cheaper. Nissan has expanded its network by adding over 500 new fast-charging stations. Nissan hopes to compete with Tesla who offers free charging for the Model S electric vehicles. Dave and Brit Morin believe it is worth the try.
The Nissan Leaf is dominating electric plug-in car sales, followed by the Chevy Volt and, in third, the BMW i3. The Telsa was not ranked due to quarterly reporting and an unwillingness to guess by the reporter. The Evobsession.com website has the Nissan Leaf leading in sales of electronic vehicles worldwide. Nissan is also hoping to open up 15 new markets next year to create its own network of fast charging stations nationwide to compete with Telsa. The new Leaf will have free charging at Chargepoint, CarCharging, Blink, AeroVironment, and NRG eVgo EV charging stations in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Washington DC areas. Discussion with Telsa about sharing Supercharger technology are said to be underway. For LEAF buyers and others investing in electric vehicles, this is a new era.