Nissan Launches Programs To Make LEAF Charging Free And "EZ"

         Nissan Launches Programs To Make LEAF Charging Free And "EZ"

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Nissan today announced the expansion
of its successful "No Charge to Charge" promotion, which will provide two
years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan
LEAF. In total, Nissan will launch "No Charge to Charge" in 25 U.S. markets,
which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.


The "No Charge to Charge" expansion will use the new EZ-Charge^SM card, a
first-of-its-kind platform that will offer Nissan LEAF owners access to the
leading EV charging networks with a single, all-access card. New owners will
receive an EZ-Charge card that will provide access to chargers with
ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment and NRG

"'No Charge to Charge' and EZ-Charge are a winning combination, making public
charging free and easy for new LEAF buyers," said Fred Diaz, senior vice
president, Nissan Sales & Marketing, Aftersales. "Public charging is an
important way to provide added range confidence to EV buyers and persuade more
shoppers to join the more than 110,000 LEAF drivers around the world."

"No Charge to Charge" will launch using the EZ-Charge card on July 1, 2014, in
10 of the top markets for Nissan LEAF sales, including San Francisco,
Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft.
Worth, Houston and Washington, DC. The "No Charge to Charge" offer and
EZ-Charge card will be provided retroactively to buyers in these markets who
purchased their LEAF on or after April 1, 2014.

After the rollout in the first 10 markets, Nissan plans to add "No Charge to
Charge" and EZ-Charge at LEAF dealers in at least 15 additional markets during
the following year. More details on the programs in these additional markets
will be made available closer to their launch.

The EZ-Charge access card is managed by NRG eVgo with support from
ChargePoint, CarCharging and AeroVironment.

"Nissan's commitment to mass-market electric cars is matched by our commitment
to increase charging infrastructure for LEAF owners," said Brendan Jones,
director, Nissan EV Infrastructure and Strategy. "EZ-Charge is a natural
progression of our multi-pronged commitment to developing EV charging at
workplace campuses, at Nissan LEAF dealerships and in the communities where
LEAF drivers live and work."

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 as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection
Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of
Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9
million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16
billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60
models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the
Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the
first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the
best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at

About the EZ-Charge partners:

About ChargePoint
ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging
network in the world, with more than 16,500 charging locations and a 70%+
market share. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant
Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based
software. ChargePoint's open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware
makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join. Every 10 seconds,
a driver connects to a ChargePoint station and by initiating over 4.5 million
charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 3.9 million gallons of
gasoline and driven 93 million gas free miles. For more information about

About CarCharging
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) is the largest owner and operator of
electric vehicle (EV) charging services with more than 13,650 charging ports
in 35 states and three countries. CarCharging owns and operates the Blink
Network, the software that operates, monitors, and tracks the Blink charging
stations and all of its data, and owns and operates EV charging equipment
manufactured by various additional providers. CarCharging has strategic
partnerships across multiple business sectors including multifamily
residential and commercial properties, parking garages, shopping malls, retail
parking, and municipalities, enabling EV drivers to easily recharge at
locations throughout the United States. For more information about CarCharging
or the Blink Network, please visit,, or

About AeroVironment, Inc.
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider with decades of experience
delivering complete EV charging solutions, such as home charging, public
charging, fast charging, data collection, grid-integrated communications, and
complete installation, training and support services for consumers,
automakers, utilities, government agencies and businesses. The company has
deployed more than 15,000 Level II charging stations in North America and
hundreds of DC fast-charging stations, including along the pioneering West
Coast Electric Highway, where the company supplies, installs and maintains the
highway's EV charging network. AeroVironment is a leading supplier of
high-power test systems used worldwide by automakers and advanced battery
manufacturers to develop the next generation of electric vehicles and
batteries. To learn more please visit

About NRG eVgo
The NRG eVgo^SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and
range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast
charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation
corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV
owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo's Freedom Station^® sites
and other public charging stations. eVgo is a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG
Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 company at the forefront of changing how people
think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to
hundreds of public charging sites across California, Texas and the greater
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. To find out more, or to join the eVgo
network, visit Connect with eVgo on Facebook and follow us on
Twitter @nrgeVgo.

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