Nissan and CarCharging Plan to Expand EV Charging Network

Nissan has announced a collaborating initiative alongside the Car Charging Group to make EV charging more readily available and to expand consumer awareness of the electric car market.

Nissan LEAF Charging PortBrendan Jones, Nissan director for EV Infrastructure, said, “Nissan’s commitment to expanding EV charging infrastructure—including quick chargers with businesses such as CarCharging—not only supports today’s Nissan LEAF and other EV drivers, but also helps prepare communities for the increasing use of EVs. With more than 25,000 Nissan LEAFs already on U.S. roads, bolstering infrastructure further accelerates the adoption curve as it provides range confidence and promotes additional zero-emissions driving.”

The first goal for the initiative is to deploy nearly 50 Nissan quick chargers on the East Coast as well as in California. CarCharging and Nissan will continue to educate consumers about the EV charging infrastructure and the ease and benefits of public EV charging. CarCharging is also developing a mobile application that provides charging station location information with turn-by-turn directions included.

“CarCharging is thrilled to enhance our products and services by including Nissan’s quick chargers in our public EV charging network and to offer our evCharge card to consumers who purchase a LEAF at a Nissan dealership,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging.

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2013 Nissan LEAF Better Than Ever

2013 Nissan LeafFor the 2013 model year, Nissan has worked to create an even better and more drivable EV. The 2013 Nissan LEAF features a new, base-level, S-trim, refined electronics, improved charging and battery life, and new technology. Offering better features than ever before, the 2013 LEAF would be a great option for drivers who want the satisfaction of never paying for gasoline again, but are concerned about EV range or comfort.

The new LEAF lineup for 2013 now consists of three, unique, trim levels. The LEAF SV and LEAF SL carry over from last year, with a few upgrades and improvements, and the new LEAF S provides buyers with a lower cost entry point into the world of gasoline-free driving.

Standard features, included even on the LEAF S, consist of 6-way manual adjustable driver’s and 4-way manual adjustable passenger’s seats; full, power windows with driver’s side “one-touch” automatic function; power locks with auto-lock function; a trip computer featuring driving time, range, outside temperature, instant energy consumption, and average energy consumption; center console with a storage bin; automatic climate control; a 3.6 kW charger; variable intermittent wipers; and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers.

2013 Nissan LEAFThe SV trim level adds some great technology and convenience features. A 7-inch color LCD screen displays CARWINGS telematics and the Nissan Navigation system, Pandora for iPhone, and more. A quicker charging, 6.6kW charger is included and a more efficient, hybrid heating system helps reduce the draw on batteries. Aluminum-alloy rims, a 6-speaker audio system, partially recycled seating, cruise control, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror make the ride a bit more stylish and enjoyable. B-Mode driving is also added; increasing the aggressiveness of regenerative braking for increased range.

2013 Nissan LeafFinally, the SL trim level tops off the lineup with some great luxury features and even more energy-saving technology. This trim level adds auto on/off LED headlights, which use about half of the energy compared to traditional Halogen lighting, and fog lights. HomeLink and leather seats increase comfort and convenience on the inside while 17-inch Aluminum-alloy wheels help with styling. A quick-charge port is available along with a spoiler mounted solar panel to help with charging.

Be sure to stop by Nissan of Clinton for more information about the latest EV from Nissan. One final feature of the 2013 LEAF is the option to add packages to any trim level for a personalized experience.

Nissan Puts Together a Leaf NISMO

2013 Nissan Leaf NISMO

The New Year is full of new ideas and innovative products. Nissan improved the 2013 Leaf to fit exactly what consumers were asking for.  By adding a faster 6.6-k W onboard charger, lowering the newly designed trim cost, improving regenerative brakes and updating the interior, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is more practical than ever. Nissan added lots of improvements to the 2013 Leaf, but is taking the hybrid one step further in Japan. In Japan a version of the Leaf, named Nismo, is rumored to add more excitement to the lineup.

The the Nissan Leaf Nismo will be a tweaked version of the Nissan Leaf.  Some of the known improvements will include:

  • Edgy aerodynamic body kit
  • New alloy wheels
  • Interior upgrade
  • Suspension package
  • Weight reduction

Combining this list of changes allows the innovative Nissan Leaf Nismo to potentially display better performance, more efficiency, and a more controlled handling.

Nissan will start production this summer in Japan only. Production will start in Japan to gauge the impact the Leaf Nismo within the market place. To learn more about the newly updated 2013 Nissan Leaf visit the Nissan of Clinton dealership in Clinton North Carolina.