SimCity Gets Its First DLC: A Nissan-Branded Vehicle Station

SimCity doesn’t have anything to offer in the way of DLC. That changes today with the release of the Nissan’s LEAF-branded electrical cars, which mayors can now implement into their cities .

According to EA, the LEAF charging station “provides happiness to the Sims that use it and a onetime wave of happiness to nearby businesses.”

“Need another bonus? It produces no sewage or garbage. That’s right! Green indeed.”

“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.”

It’s a free DLC, but you’ll have to put up with a giant “Nissan” logo in your game if you decide to implement it. Grab it here.

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6 Comments on SimCity Gets Its First DLC: A Nissan-Branded Vehicle Station


On April 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm


Wat R U Doing?




On April 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Putting utterly blatant product placement in a $60 game that’s just now starting to work.

Genius! Or that other thing…


On April 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Just because it is free does not make in game advertising okay.

So the horrid release, disabling of features and connectivity issues were not enough, always online DRM, and now they had to add in game advertising to as well! It is like some guy at EA is actively -trying- to do things that irritate customers. Shooting yourself in the foot once is usually enough for most people, but not for EA!


On April 3, 2013 at 12:30 am

I wish they didn’t release this for free, the resulting storm would be almost as awesome as the one during release.


On April 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

This must have been some sort of contractual obligation set up prior to the release of the game. Releasing this is like detailing your car before replacing your dead battery. If there was ever a poorer time and place to release something so pointless, I don’t know what it is.

Nissan pulled it’s sponsorship from cycling after the 10 year old doping scandals, I’m surprised they’d associate with another disaster.

Tommy B Rude

On April 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Hey $60, what do you want to do today? You just wanna hang out? That’s cool. Man $60, I’m so glad I didn’t do something stupid like spend you on a game I knew was gonna be terrible before it came out.