04-29-21

Choosing a Home Charger for a Nissan EV

As El Paso electric vehicle shoppers get further along in the process of transitioning from a traditional gas-powered vehicle to an all new EV (electric vehicle) like the popular Nissan LEAF, one decision that has to be made is how to charge the EV between rides.

EV drivers love the experience of owning an electric vehicle. From the instant acceleration only a battery powered vehicle provides to skipping out on not only fill-ups at the pump, but also other routine maintenance like oil changes—there is a lot to love about driving an EV these days.

El Paso electric vehicle owners also appreciate the ability to fuel their car in their very own driveway or garage at night while they sleep. Thanks to the 6.6 kilowatt charger that comes on-board and a port for quick charging, the Nissan LEAF provides for fast charging in between trips.

To be technical, when we talk about chargers, we actually mean power supplies. Outlets and other sources simply supply the power that the on-board charger uses to fuel the battery, but for simplicities sake, we’ll stick with charger.

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An EV Keeps El Paso Drivers on the Go

Not only can drivers of a new or used Nissan LEAF charge at their home, but there are also public charging stations currently dotting the map around El Paso where EV drivers can get a quick charge thanks to the fast-charging capabilities of an electric vehicle like the Nissan LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF uses a technology known as CHAdeMO, which is the most optimized fast charging standard. Using a public fast charger located around town means your electric vehicle will be charged up in no time. EV drivers are always surprised at the range just a handful of minutes at a public quick charging station provides.

There is less and less range-anxiety for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area today than ever before. Today’s technology and charging options go a long way in assuaging these concerns—especially around the house.

Charging at Home Makes Driving an El Paso Electric Vehicle Even More Convenient

When it comes to charging your Nissan LEAF or other electric vehicle at home, the convenience for modern chargers makes it easier than ever. In fact, one option for charging at home is as simple as plugging your EV into a standard 110-volt wall outlet just as you would any other appliance.

This option provides what is known as “Level 1” charging, which meets the need for many drivers who don’t travel very far each day. Fully charging up your El Paso Nissan LEAF EV using a 110-volt outlet can take around 20 hours if the battery has been completely depleted.

However, “Level 2” charging using a 240V outlet can cut that time by over half.  Depending on the amperage, charging a Nissan LEAF at Level 2 can be done in about 7 hours. This is the perfect amount of time to charge up an electric vehicle at night in your garage or driveway to be ready to go with a full charge the next day.

Most El Paso electric vehicle drivers opt to have a “Level 2 charger installed by a professional electrician at home when they purchase their new or used Nissan LEAF EV. Today’s options include smart chargers that connect to an app to manage charging.

To learn more about EV charging options, contact the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso. Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse our website where you can chat with a friendly and knowledge associate today!

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04-29-21

Why You Should Own an Electric Vehicle.

It is time we stop saying that EV’s (electric vehicles) are set to become the future of transportation and understand how they are actually the present—or at least they are the most efficient and responsible option currently. What was once thought to be reserved for celebrities or the uberwealthy in big cities is becoming more and more the standard for everyday drivers in every city—like El Paso.

As the technology driving EV’s has skyrocketed over the past few years, both the cost of ownership and the conveniences they bring have also improved dramatically for residents in a place like El Paso. In fact, with today’s electric vehicles, the cost to power and maintain an EV can cost just a third of what it costs to fuel and maintain a traditional gas-powered vehicle.

Incentives at Every Level for Electric Vehicle Drivers

What many El Paso drivers are unaware of is that with fewer moving parts and less opportunity for friction in the engine, electric vehicles do not require oil changes or other regular services like vehicles powered by combustion engines. Instead, an electric vehicle allows drivers to stay on the road longer simply by no longer requiring the inconvenient routine maintenance of a gas-powered vehicle.

Not only is the low cost of ownership a worthy incentive in and of itself, but there are other ways that governments or power companies are making driving an electric car extra worth it. From the federal level all the way down to certain municipalities, tax credits, rebates, and discounts abound for owners of EV’s—even in a place like El Paso, TX.

As if the financial incentives and the pride of owning one were not enough, an added bonus for electric vehicle drivers throughout the El Paso area is the increased performance. The ability of electric vehicles to transfer power from their battery to the engine and throughout the drivetrain in a fraction of the time it takes a gas-powered vehicle means instant torque.

More responsive acceleration coupled with a quieter ride is an added benefit many drivers are unaware of until they get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle for the first time. This perk is not just reserved for only higher-end electric vehicles but is a part of every model.

The Only Environmentally Friendly Choice Means Making Much Less Impact

While incentives have been used to get the ball rolling toward critical mass, the number one motivator for EV drivers currently is their effect on the environment—or rather their lack of an effect. Being much cleaner to operate and to manufacture, electric vehicles do not leave a devastating mark on nonrenewable energy sources.

Thanks to their zero emission powertrains and the ability for El Paso electric vehicle drivers to charge their EV using electricity sourced from low-emissions sources such as solar panels, wind, and natural gas, electric vehicles are the most climate conscious decision drivers can make.

When you are ready to experience an electric vehicle in El Paso for the first time, the expert team at Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso is here to help. With makes and models like the all-electric Nissan LEAF—which is still building on over a decade of advancements in the EV market—Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso features the latest new and used options for electric vehicles in El Paso.

Call Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso at 915-706-4100 or browse the inventory of electric vehicles online where you can also safely and securely book a test drive while beginning the process of purchasing an electric vehicle today!

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01-19-21

Our Love for El Paso Texas—Our Home, Our Life

It is not happenstance that Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso made its home here in El Paso. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso intentionally chose El Paso. Actually, you could say that El Paso chose Charlie Clark Nissan.

To understand how Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wound up making El Paso its home, you have to know the Charlie Clark story. Charlie Clark himself was raised in the McAllen TX area and while located nearly 800 miles from El Paso, McAllen shares much of the same culture that attracted Charlie Clark to El Paso.

A large part of Charlie Clark’s rearing was influenced by the time he spent with his nanny—Mari Cruz Aurora Aguirre—who he called, “Nana.” She was a native of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Nana played a key role in developing Charlie Clark’s love and appreciation for the melding of cultures along the Texas border.

Charlie Clark’s firsthand exposure to many Mexican traditions in the home of Mrs. Aguirre and across the border in nearby Reynosa led to a deep affection for the festive environments he often experienced. This appreciation and affection has led to the culture Charlie Clark creates in his El Paso dealership.

One recent online testimonial even states, “It’s a party atmosphere in that place from the time they open their doors in the morning till they close.” Another reads, “I love your commercials. I think your Nana is so beautiful.” Charlie Clark would agree!

The Beauty of El Paso’s Geography is Only Matched by its People

Not only is the geography a sight to behold, but so is its wildlife. Hikers, bikers, and others love to view beautiful landscapes along with the diverse ecosystem. Birds, reptiles, and small mammals all live throughout the city limits of El Paso. It is a regular occurrence to spot mule deer, coyotes, and even an occasional mountain lion.

El Paso sits on the westernmost point of Texas and features striking views of the Franklin Mountains that extend north into New Mexico. The rich history of El Paso goes back hundreds of years and it is no wonder how El Paso became the site of choice for many to watch the Mexican Revolution rage between rebel and federal forces back in 1911.

While no longer a place of nearby revolution, El Paso does demonstrate honor to military heritage through its own Fort Bliss; which is home of the U. S. Army’s tank division. Soldiers who call El Paso home are regularly involved in giving back to the community through toy drives and other efforts.

Sun City is Also a Safe and Fun City

Also known as Sun City, El Paso has a storied history of tales for which the wild west is often depicted in movies and legend. While the truth of these stories cannot be validated, the area pays homage to its country western heritage all around town. Ironically, in light of its wild west reputation, El Paso is actually one of the top 10 safest cities in the nation.

The name Sun City is one that El Paso earns due to the large number of sunny days every year. Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso loves to call a place with this type of climate home. The weather in El Paso provides for lots of opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. The Franklin Mountains State Park provides many ways for El Paso residents to enjoy activities outside like camping and hiking.

Many People Have Learned that El Paso is a Great Place to Raise a Family

The famous El Paso Zoo is another outdoor attraction that features fun for the whole family. The zoo’s 35 acres of green space and exotic animals from all over the world make it a favorite destination for many in the city. Along with the zoo, downtown El Paso features seasonal festivities throughout the year for all of its residents and visitors to enjoy.

The cultural crossroads of El Paso provides one of the most delicious culinary scenes of any city. Residents and tourists are regularly treated to authentic Mexican, true southwestern, and the best Tex-Mex cuisine you can find anywhere. The appreciation for food found in El Paso is what leads Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso to feature fresh pan dulce daily along with special grilling every Saturday featuring tacos, carne asada, burgers, and more.

The great public school system coupled with outstanding colleges and universities make El Paso a popular destination for those who highly value education. Coupled with the low cost of living, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso knew that it would be easy to serve a population that shares these same values.

El Paso Displays Tribute to History

The ways in which El Paso honors the past is another reason Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso calls our city home. El Paso features the only border patrol museum in all of America and also provides the only bi-lingual Holocaust museum in the U.S. as well.

The beautiful architecture of El Paso includes lots of adobe—Spanish for mudbrick—structures in the El Paso area. Although adobe is among the earliest building materials used throughout the world, it is not one forsaken by designers and builders around El Paso. The use of adobe is another way the history of Latin American culture is on display in the El Paso area.

Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso wanted to be part of a community where art lovers, history buffs, and others with a deep love of blended cultures are not only welcomed, but also celebrated. To understand even more why Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chose to call this area home, simply drop by the dealership to experience it for yourself.

Call today or even start your Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso experience online where you can read about all the ways Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso chooses to give back and add to the rich cultural community of El Paso.

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12-30-19

Would a Nissan Altima be a good first car?

When choosing a first car, whether because you recently reached driving age or just haven’t bought a vehicle before, there are certain key things to look for. It’s good to get a well-rounded vehicle with pleasant comfort, sporty drive feels, good technology, and a soothing suite of safety.You may have your eye on the 2019 Nissan Altima and be wondering: does it fulfill the aforementioned categories? Would it make a good first car?
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08-09-19

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport Performance Features and Technology

One of the major things to consider when looking for a new crossover is how it performs on the road. This can include the fuel efficiency and handling of the vehicle. Here, we will be covering the performance features and technology that the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport offers for its drivers.
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12-05-18

What’s New for the 2019 Nissan Maxima

When you think of luxurious vehicles, your first thought is probably a sampling of cars that cost much, much more than what they’re worth. While this mistake is common and easy to make, you don’t need to break the bank in order to receive to a car that keeps you connected, safe, comfortable, and happy everywhere you go. As a matter of fact, the Nissan Maxima has been doing exactly that for many, many years. Better yet, the 2019 model comes with several new features and technology systems throughout its trim grades. So, what’s new for the 2019 Nissan Maxima?
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11-15-18

What’s Included in the 2019 Nissan TITAN Fender Premium Audio System

Did you know that the 2019 Nissan TITAN features a newly available premium sound system on select models? Moreover, it is the only truck in its class to offer a sound system from this particular brand. We’ll give you a hint: think ‘guitars.’ Give up? For the 2019 production year, the Nissan TITAN is receiving a state-of-the-art Fender® Premium Audio System! As one would imagine, this sound system is absolutely sensational! Whether you’re listening to classic rock and roll, heavy metal, country, or anything else, your jaw is sure to drop upon hearing these speakers. So, what’s included in the 2019 Nissan TITAN Fender Premium Audio System? As always, we have everything you need to know, so keep on reading!
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09-30-18

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport exterior paint color options

The Rogue Sport may be new to the Nissan lineup, but it certainly isn’t a rookie in its segment. In other words, it isn’t performing or selling like a novice; rather, it’s practically a young professional. One of the most popular compact SUVs in recent memory, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport can accommodate several sets of needs. Better yet, it’s available in several color options! So, what are the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport exterior paint color options, and which one will you choose to call your own?
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12-14-17

When will the 2018 Nissan Kicks arrive to dealerships?

Since Nissan announced its newest compact SUV, countless customers have been asking us the same question, “When will the 2018 Nissan Kicks arrive to dealerships?” For all of you—and many our staff members—who just can’t wait to find out, we have the answer! However, before we answer that question, we thought you may like to learn a little more about this all-new CUV. Keep on reading to learn more about the 2018 Nissan Kick as well as its release date!
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09-16-17

Where to Watch UTEP Football in Western Texas

There is no season like football season! The leaves are changing, the teams are playing, and life just seems a little bit sweeter. When preparing for the big game, it’s important to have all of your bases covered. If you’re enjoying it from the comfort of your own home, then you want to be sure that you have your favorite snacks and drinks on hand. Or, if you like to watch the game at a bar, then you’ve probably asked yourself – what are the best sports bars near El Paso, TX? Keep on reading to check out some of our favorites!
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07-05-17

Technological differences between American and European LEAF models

Every single year, technology keeps finding new ways to amaze us. Not just in the form of smartphones and handheld devices, but also in some bigger pieces of innovation, such as our cars. One car that continues to step up the competition is the Nissan LEAF. This year, LEAF models in Japan and Europe will be receiving a couple of autonomous features, which we hope American models will also receive in the not-too-distant future. So what autonomous features are available on the 2018 Nissan LEAF?
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