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SimCity receives a Nissan Leaf charging station as free DLC, and it’s not very subtle

Need an extra incentive to go green in SimCity? Maybe you need a little boost in the form of the new Nissan LEAF® Charging Station that is available today. This free in-game item is the perfect way to kick start your desire to create a city that will make you (and your Sims) happy. In the case of your Sims, In the case of your Sims, the Charging Station provides happiness to the Sims that use it and a onetime wave of happiness to the nearby businesses. Need another bonus? It produces no sewage or garbage. That’s right! Green indeed.

To redeem the Charging Station, just visit this Origin page ( and then restart your game in order for it to appear. You will need to use the same Origin ID that you use to play SimCity.

If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ below.


1. What is the Nissan LEAF® item?
The Nissan LEAF® item is the Nissan LEAF® Charging Station. The Charging Station will be a new destination in player’s cities where their Sims will drive their Nissan LEAF® cars in order to re-charge them. Once they leave the Sims will find themselves happier.

2. How do I get the Nissan LEAF® content?
There are three ways to get the Nissan LEAF® content into a player’s game:
• SimCity Launcher: Players can click the advertisement and it will take them to the SimCity Origin DLC page.
• SimCity In-Game Billboard: Players can click the billboard on the Menu screen and it will take them to the SimCity Origin DLC page using the in-game online browser.
• Origin Online Store Page: Players can find the Nissan LEAF® item by clicking this link:
Once redeemed, you will need to restart the game in order for the Charging Station to appear in your game. This includes closing down the SimCity launcher if it is still open.

3. Is there additional gameplay added?
Plopping down the Nissan LEAF® Charging Station will add happiness to nearby buildings. Adding the Charging Station will not take power, water or workers away from your city. Zoom in to the streets of cities and players will start seeing a percentage of their Sims from all wealth classes driving the electric vehicles. The Charging Station produces no garbage or sewage as well making it pollution free.

4. Once I download it, where do I find it?
You will find the Nissan LEAF® Charging Station in the Power palette.

5. Is this available worldwide?

6. How much does it cost?
This pack is free.

7. How long is the content available?
The Nissan LEAF® Charging Station will be available for download for six months starting on April 2nd Once it’s been downloaded into your Origin account, you will be able to access it any time.

8. How come no text is appearing on my Nissan LEAF® Charging Station?
If you do not see any text on your Nissan LEAF® Charging Station, make sure to set your “Lighting” settings to Low, Medium, High, or Ultra.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 04/02/2013 15:02:42


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