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BMW, Nissan Team Up on National Fast Charger Network

Two battery-car leaders find common ground.

by on Dec.21, 2015

Get used to sights like this as Nissan and BMW are partnering to develop hundreds of new faster charging stations across the U.S.

Two of the leaders in the emerging market for “electrified” vehicles have decided to team up in a bid to make it easier for owners to charge up away from home.

BMW and Nissan are partnering in an effort to set up fast-charging stations at 120 locations across the U.S. The Level III systems are capable of giving a vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or the BMW i3 and 80% charge in as little as 20 to 30 minutes, far less time than a conventional charging system.

Charging up the News!

“BMW continues to pursue new ways to support the development of a robust public charging infrastructure that will benefit current and future BMW i3 owners across the country,” said Cliff Fietzek, Manager Connected eMobility, BMW of North America. “Together with Nissan, we are focused on facilitating longer distance travel so that even more drivers will choose to experience the convenience of e-mobility for themselves.” (more…)

Nissan Charged Up about Battery Rumors

Maker denies any changes to powerplant program.

by on Sep.19, 2014

Nissan denied reports that it is considering cutting back on its EV-related production that has been a key component of CEO Carlos Ghosn's tenure.

Nissan officials dismissed speculation that it was preparing to scale back production at its battery plan in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Nissan spokesman Travis Parman said in an e-mail the company have no plans to make any changes in its ambitious electric vehicle program. The program has been a signature initiative of Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive at both Renault and Nissan.

Get Charged Up!

“The Renault-Nissan Alliance remains 100% committed to its industry-leading EV program. This global commitment continues for the foreseeable future, and we have not taken any decision whatsoever to modify battery sourcing allocation,” Parman wrote. (more…)

Nissan Leaf Buyers Getting Free Car Charging

New program allows owners to use stations at no cost.

by on Jul.09, 2014

Nissan Leaf buyers not only don't have to pay for gas as owners of an electric vehicle, under a new program, they'll be able to charge their cars free of charge.

One of the standing arguments in favor of electric vehicle ownership is that it costs far less to charge a car than to fill it with gasoline. Nissan is strengthening that argument by making that cost zero.

The Japanese maker’s new “No Charge to Charge” promotion gives Nissan Leaf buyers two years of free charging at selected public charging stations in 10 markets around the country: San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.

A Real Performer!

“Free charging is a great way for Nissan and our charging partners to make Leaf an unbeatable value for the average American driver,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “The popularity of ‘No Charge to Charge’ since our April announcement shows that public charging spurs range confidence and additional Leaf sales.” (more…)

Nissan Leaf Owner Steals Electricity, Gets 15 Hours in Jail

Man uses school outlet to charge car; public charger half a mile away.

by on Dec.05, 2013

Charging up the Leaf is simple and a man in suburban Atlanta was recently arrested for theft because he used a public outlet without permission.

In metro Atlanta, five cents can get you 15 hours behind bars.

That was the hard lesson that Kaveh Kamooneh learned last month after he was arrested for theft. What did he steal? Five cents worth of electricity.

Plugged In for News!

While watching his 11-year-old son play tennis, Kamooneh decided to charge his Nissan Leaf using an outlet near the courts at the school where his son was playing. (more…)