Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging

Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging

Nissan is partnering with two electric vehicle charging companies to offer buyers of new Leafs in Hawaii free rapid charging for two years.

The automaker is joining forces with EVgo and Greenlots to bring its No Charge to Charge scheme to the island state. The companies claim the scheme allows purchasers of Leafs from registered dealers two years’ free access to a rapid charger that can boost their vehicle’s charge from 0% to 80% within 45 minutes. EVgo has provided the infrastructure for the scheme since 2015. Greenlots will provide the chargers.

Nissan North America director of EV sales and marketing Brian Maragno claimed No Charge to Charge would make “public charging easier and more accessible to Leaf drivers in Hawaii”. EVgo vice-president of strategic initiatives Jonathan Levy added the move would continue his company’s existing “partnership with Nissan to bring fast charging to Leaf owners”. Greenlots senior vice-president Lin-Zhuang Khoo explained his company’s chargers would “be installed across Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii islands as a part of this project”.

Brennon Morioka, director of transportation electrification at local electricity supplier Hawaiian Electric, spoke of how “happy” his organization was to be supporting the scheme, adding it was “eager to work with EV manufacturers and dealers to encourage adoption by Hawaii residents”.



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