Nissan and EVgo are providing new Nissan Leaf owners and lessees access to EVgo's U.S. charging network through a new program and providing $250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to qualifying customers.
The Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo program is a new platform designed to encourage more U.S. drivers to make the switch to EVs. Nissan will provide $250 to qualifying retail customers who lease or purchase a new Nissan Leaf or Leaf Plus in participating markets on or after Nov. 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, according to a release from the automaker. As a result, new Nissan Leaf and Leaf Plus owners and lessees will have access to more than 30,000 public EV chargers.
EVgo has added roaming access for EVgo customers on the ChargePoint network, providing 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 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.
With two available battery sizes, the Nissan Leaf and Nissan Leaf Plus offer an EPA range of 150 and up to 226 miles, respectively.