Nissan expands free EV charging program to Madison, Wisconsin

Nissan claims nearly 90 percent of Leaf owners live in cities where this program runs.

Play your charging game right, and you may not ever need to pay for a charge for those two years.


If you bought a car and received free gas for two years, that'd be pretty swell, right? If you buy an all-electric Nissan Leaf in certain markets, you get two years of free charging, instead. And that program is expanding to yet another location.

The next expansion for Nissan's No Charge to Charge program will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, otherwise known as the home of the Badgers (boo!). When a buyer purchases a new Nissan Leaf, he or she will receive a card good for free 30-minute fast charge sessions at participating chargers, which is good for two years from the date of purchase.

This is the second Wisconsin location for No Charge to Charge -- earlier this year, the program launched in Milwaukee. Nissan claims roughly 90 percent of Leaf owners now live in markets covered under this program. Plenty of major markets have this program, including Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Using the available DC fast chargers, a 30-minute charge should give Leaf owners about 80 percent of the car's total range, which should be more than enough to get home and top it off. The program doesn't cover charging at home, so if you don't charge while out on the town, you won't get the most out of it.

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