When the hot, supply-strapped EV market begins to cool off, Nissan’s newly announced ownership upsides for the Ariya and Leaf may serve as a selling point for these electric vehicles.
Nissan stated in a press release prior to the 2022 Los Angeles auto show that the package includes charging and maintenance perks for purchasers and lessees of the 2023 Nissan Ariya and Leaf vehicles. There is also the perk of roadside assistance. This package is known as Nissan EV Carefree+.
Buyers of the Ariya brand got a year of free public charging on the EVgo network. Those of the Leaf brand got a $100 EVgo charging credit. Long-time users may recall that Nissan began offering $250 in limited quantities of EVgo charging in 2019.
For the first 3 years or 36,000 miles (depending on the one that comes first), scheduled maintenance is also taken care of. There is also a tire hazard protection plan covers damage to the tires. At predetermined maintenance intervals, dealership technicians will also offer full multi-point, EV-specific inspection reports, according to Nissan.
For the same time frame, roadside assistance is offered. This includes free towing to the nearby Nissan dealership, a charging station, or an owner’s house. This is not a Nissan-only service. For those rare occasions when you might run out of charge, owners of electric vehicles from other brands can call independent services to ask for roadside assistance.
The Ariya crossover will debut for the 2023 model year. It will represent a new generation of Nissan electric vehicles, which will initially coexist with the Leaf on the market. With a condensed two-trim lineup and continued focus on affordability, the 2023 Nissan Leaf aims to keep this dated design modern.
Nissan announced that EV Carefree+ would be offered on all upcoming EVs. The automaker intends to launch 15 new EVs worldwide by 2030, with some of them beginning to be produced in the United States in 2025.