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Nissan Australia will show its support for the country’s growing charging infrastructure via a partnership with Chargefox that will provide benefit to new Nissan LEAF customers.

Encouraged by the increasing numbers of public charge points available in Australia, Nissan – a global electric vehicle leader – hopes to improve charge point awareness and inspire their use, particularly with new Nissan LEAF owners.

As part of the partnership, new Nissan LEAF owners will receive discounted rates when they use Chargefox fast charging stations nationally.

“Nissan is considering every aspect of electric vehicle ownership, and reducing the cost of charging makes Nissan LEAF even more enticing,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

“We are delighted to partner with Chargefox – which has a considerable network and impressive infrastructure plans – so we can keep Nissan LEAF owners on the road for longer for less.”

Nissan hopes its support will continue to inspire federal, state and local government, plus private industry, to invest further in charging infrastructure and support the work of Chargefox in expanding the EV charging network.

The relationship with Chargefox, Australia’s biggest and fastest growing open charging network for modern EVs, will not only provide Nissan LEAF owners with fast re-charging, but this, coupled with Chargefox’s future infrastructure plans, will reduce the concerns around range anxiety.

Chargefox has plans to open even more charge points connecting Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, as well as introduce charging stations in Western Australia and Tasmania. 90 per cent of the network is planned for completion by the end of September, 2019.

Already there are four fast charging stations open to the public, three in Victoria (one in Airport West, one in Euroa, north of Melbourne, and one in Barnawartha, west of Albury/Wodonga) and one in inner city Brisbane (Toombul).

In addition to the national expansion of rapid charge stations, there are already Chargefox charging stations in every state capital city, plus Wollongong, Byron Bay, Bundaberg, Launceston and on the Sunshine Coast – helping to keep EVs charged and on the road.

The relationship with Chargefox will build upon Nissan’s existing strong consumer focus and follows the appointment of JET Charge as its preferred EV charger provider – ensuring Nissan LEAF owners have access to charging facilities for their home and business.

“JET Charge has the expertise to manage all of LEAF owner’s charging needs and ensures an easy and smooth transition to electric mobility for Australian consumers,” said Lester.

The new Nissan LEAF is an icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s vision for the future of mobility and it redefines the way people drive and live by offering them a new and completely different car ownership experience.