The Nissan Leaf is not available in India, and every time we post something about electric cars, we receive healthy comments about the electricity situation in our country. However, as the new Prime Minister promises uninterrupted supply of power across the nation, this news might just interest you, as it includes the word ‘Free’. Also, blue Wagon-R’s of the future will require electricity to function, rest assured, someone will rise to fight for cheaper power, once we finally adopt this technology in our daily drives.
Electric cars come attached with apprehensions, most of which are valid, the biggest being, what if it runs out of juice in the middle of nowhere, away from a charging point? In a move that will boost confidence of buyers: Nissan, through its “No Charge to Charge” program, are offering free charging at eligible public stations across North America. Buyers who bought a Leaf after April 1, 2014, will receive free access to more than 2,600 charging stations and more than 200 quick chargers. A quick charger can juice up a Leaf battery up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, and is seen by Nissan as a crucial technology to eliminate range anxiety. We wonder, if such charging points sprout in our country, how many new cities will we suddenly see being built around them.
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