Nissan Has A Plan To Make Ariya And Leaf EV Ownership More Pleasant

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Just as its latest EV hits dealerships.

Just as the 2023 Nissan Ariya hits dealerships, Nissan has a big announcement that could entice more buyers to consider an electric vehicle.

At the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show's AutoMobility LA event, Nissan announced a new program called EV Carefree+ for the 2023 Leaf and Ariya. The program focuses on four aspects of ownership: charging, maintenance, battery health, and roadside assistance.

Let's start with public charging, as it's become a significant stumbling block for buyers. Just as it did with the Leaf in 2019, Nissan has partnered with EVgo to give Ariya owners and lessees one year of unlimited public charging. The deal for the Leaf isn't nearly as generous and simply includes a $100 charging card. This is far from the best complimentary charging agreement we've seen recently, but it's worth considering.

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Along with the charging deal, all scheduled maintenance is included for three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Nissan EV owners also receive a tire hazard protection plan, which will replace a tire in the event of damage. EVs require far less maintenance than gas-powered cars, but it's nice to see Nissan include the tire plan as a bonus.

In terms of long-term ownership, the Ariya is covered by a three-year or 36,000-mile limited warranty, a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and an eight-year or 100,000-mile battery warranty.

Owners can take their cars to any EV-certified Nissan dealership to receive a comprehensive multi-point, EV-specific inspection.

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Finally, the Ariya and Leaf are covered by three years or 36,000 miles of roadside assistance. This service covers typical issues like a flat tire and includes out-of-charge towing to the nearest Nissan dealership, charging location, or the owner's home. As Nissan introduces more EVs, they will be added to the EV Carefree+ program.

"We're focused on making ownership seamless to encourage more drivers to consider an EV from Nissan," said Aditya Jairaj, director of EV marketing and sales strategy at Nissan US. "The addition of EV Carefree+ will make our exciting Ariya and Leaf electric vehicles even more appealing to future owners."

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