Nissan Adds Mile High City (Denver, CO) to No Charge to Charge Electric Car Charging Program

One of the key benefits to owning an electric car over is the low cost of fuel when compared to a gasoline vehicle. Charging at home from power generated via photovoltaic solar panels on your roof is a complete no-brainer, while the majority of Level 2 charging stations are either available for a small per–use fee or a premium that while it is more expensive than charging at home, is still cheaper than gasoline.

Nissan LEAF owners in Denver, Colorado now have access to the No Charge to Charge program.

Nissan LEAF owners in Denver, Colorado now have access to the No Charge to Charge program.

To date, the most expensive public charging comes courtesy of rapid or fast charging stations, where customers can pay upwards of $5 for a half-hour, 50 kilowatt top-up, but for the past fourteen months or so Nissan North America has been slowly rolling out its No Charge to Charge program across key electric vehicle markets, offering both fast and level 2 charging for free to Nissan LEAF owners.

So far, the No Charge to Charge program has been rolled out in 16 key markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Fresno, Seattle, Portland Oregon, Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Washington, D.C. — and today Denver Colorado has been added to that list too.

The city — often known as ‘Mile High City’ due to its elevation above sea level — is already a popular market for plug-in vehicles, thanks in part to a generous state tax credit worth up to $6,000 for higher-priced plug-in cars like the BMW i3, Tesla Model S and Cadillac ELR. Indeed, Colorado is one of a handful of states to offer residents who convert their own car to electric or who engage the services of a professional conversion company financial incentives for plugging in, meaning the state has a wide and varied selection of plug-in vehicles on its roads.

The Nissan LEAF is available from less than $17,000 in Colorado, after incentives.

The Nissan LEAF is available from less than $17,000 in Colorado, after incentives.

At a starting sticker price of $16,348 after a $7,500 Federal Income Tax credit and Colorado state tax credit of $5,162 have been applied, the entry-level Nissan LEAF S is already competitively priced for anyone in the state of Colorado considering the switch from gasoline to electric. Now, thanks to the Nissan No Charge to Charge program, refuelling in and around Denver will be free, too, for the first two years of ownership.

To qualify for the No Charge to Charge program, applicants must either buy or lease a Nissan LEAF in a participating region. Over the coming months, Nissan says it plans to expand its No Charge to Charge program across other key sales markets in the U.S., reaching a total of at least 25 No Charge to Charge regions by the end of the year.


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  • Unless the program has changed recently, the NCTC program only applies to “new” purchasers, or leases. This means that purchases of used LEAFs, or lease holders buying out their existing LEAF lease are note legible to participate; even by purchasing a optional membership.

  • vdiv

    Why is this not a nationwide program in the first place? In the Denver area it would make a notable difference due to the sheer distances driven and that many of the existing stations are paid.

  • Charlie Rabbit

    Here’s a Denver opportunity. As electric motors offer instantaneous torque, though not as much peak torque as a fuel engine, what’s the future of truly high performance electric cars? Perhaps agreements to develop new modifications to rapid charging stations could be matched with development of new generations of electric cars. Nissan and Denver would sit down and build a huge research and manufacturing plant, using and developing local tracks and supporting legalized and regulated community racing programs.

    Let’s build capacity to build potential.

    ~ rabbit

    • BEP

      ” though not as much peak torque as a fuel engine”

      Why? Who said that? You can build a motor with as much torque as you want, no matter if ICE or electric. Or do you think a 0.8 liter gasoline city car engine has more “peak torque” than an electric train?

      • Charlie Rabbit

        That’s true so I edited what I wrote. Thanks for pointing it out.