Nissan has unveiled a new electric vehicle charging service, Nissan Charge, which has been designed to make the EV ownership experience better than ever. Created in partnership with Plugsurfing, Europe’s leading Electro Mobility Service Provider, Nissan Charge enables LEAF owners to find and access a network of over 100,000+ charging points across Europe through one subscription, for easy charging while on the move.
Available with all new and used Nissan LEAFs, Nissan Charge allows owners to search for the best charging point through a dedicated smartphone app for Apple and Android. Searches can be filtered by car model, charging speed and access methods, allowing owners to quickly track down the best place to recharge. Users can navigate to their selected charging point through the app and use their phone to start and stop their charging sessions remotely at compatible stations.
The Nissan Charge app also locates charging points at Nissan dealerships and partners, giving Nissan Charge users easy access and competitive rates, enhancing the EV ownership experience. Designed as part of an ever-growing EV community hub, Nissan Charge also gives users the option to provide feedback and ratings for charging stations via the app, helping others to plan their charging route.
To register, LEAF owners simply need to download the free app and create an account, which requires an email address and password, as well as the vehicle’s VIN number and a valid debit card, credit card or PayPal account. Customers can then use the app or their online user portal to order a free charging key, which gives them access to charging points within the network and is used to start and stop charging sessions.
Helen Perry, Head of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe, said: “Nissan Charge is the next step in making a hassle-free EV ownership experience even better. By connecting users with the charging network, it gives users all the charging information they need at their fingertips.”
The new service enhances the Nissan LEAF’s appeal as the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The expanded Nissan LEAF line-up now includes the new Nissan LEAF e+, with an upgraded 62 kWh battery and a range of up to 385 km on a single charge. The new model also features host of driving technologies, including ProPILOT for assistance with steering, lane control and braking, ProPILOT Park and the unique e-Pedal for one-pedal driving.
Also upgraded for 2019, the Nissan LEAF features the new advanced NissanConnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto and an uprated navigation system featuring TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation as standard.
Nissan Charge is now available in Germany and Italy. The service will be introduced in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia later in 2019 and 2020.