Free electricity is in the news this week for owners of several electric car brands as Tesla, Nissan, and Volkswagen announce expanded programs for customers.
Volkswagen has partnered with ChargePoint, one of the largest national networks for public charging stations to provide 2015 e-Golf electric car owners with free charging services.
E-Golf owners will get a free membership in the ChargePoint network and access to a phone app to locate some 18,000 public high-speed charging stations around the country.
Nissan Leaf owners too will enjoy the company’s new “no charge to charge” program as well. New Leaf buyers are now offered free charging at eligible public stations in 10 markets across the United States.
They will enjoy fee access to charging at more than 2,600 public stations available in the initial program markets, with plans for hundreds more to come soon.
Not to be outdone, Tesla announced this week a milestone in their Supercharger network exclusive to their vehicles, last month delivering more than 1 GWh of energy to Model S vehicles in a single month.
The company says that energy accounts for a collective 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gas saved, akin to driving to the moon and back seven and a half times.
At a Tesla Supercharger, Model S customers can get half a charge in as little as 20 minutes completely free of ……charge.