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Nissan LEAF Q&A

HOW DO YOU CHARGE A NISSAN LEAF?

Top Top JEANNE H, TX

I BASICALLY PLUG IT IN AT HOME, JUST LIKE A TOASTER.

And it only costs me about $2.50 in electricity to drive 100 miles. The most common response is "WOW!".

Top Top TOM W, TN

DO YOU HAVE A DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING? NO? WELL DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT,

because neither does my 10-year-old daughter, and she's the one who usually plugs our LEAF into the wall-mounted charging station in our garage.

Step 1: Pop the lid on the front of the car, to access the charging port. That's done either by pushing a button to the left of the steering wheel, or by clicking on your fob(the equivalent of the Leaf's key).

Step 2: Pull up the lid, and click open the charging portal (much easier than opening a stubborn Tupperware lid).

Step 3: Plug in the charger(listen for the click, to make sure it's all the way in).

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Top Top JOHN S, OH

AS PART OF MY LEAF ORDER, I HAD AEROVIRONMENT* INSTALL AN L2 CHARGING STATION IN MY HOME GARAGE.

I recently moved and have not yet re-installed the station so for the first time I'm using the LEAF's included charging cable. It is working just fine for my needs, but I'll be glad to get my L2 station back on line.

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Level 2

EV Term A charger that uses a common 220 or 240 volt household current to charge your LEAF® in about 8 hours. [*]

Top Top NEAL W, HI

ALL YOU REALLY DO IS PLUG IT IN, LIKE PLUGGING IN A VACUUM CLEANER.

Top Top SANDY D, TX

I CHARGE MY LEAF EVERY NIGHT USING THE CHARGER THAT COMES WITH THE CAR.

I leave it plugged in my garage's standard outlet, and when I am done driving for the day, I hook it up and it's ready to go in the morning.

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With the convenience of your own home charging station, you can plug-in your Nissan LEAF® overnight—just like you would with your cell phone—and you’ll be all set for the start of a new day. And with the Nissan LEAF® CARWINGS® system, you can easily find charging stations on your route, when you need to recharge on-the-go.[*]

VISIT THE LEAF CHARGING PAGE

Top Top PETER B, CA

WE INSTALLED THE NISSAN/AEROVIRONMENT UNIT WHEN WE GOT OUR CAR.

Having the L2 charging is nice. Sometimes we drive farther or want to be able to take more than one trip per day. With the L2 charging it makes that easier.[*]

Top Top JOHN B, MN

I JUST USE THE 120 VOLT INCLUDED CHARGER

....Charges fine for me each night. Never had a problem getting to where I needed to go.

Top Top JERROD C, IN

I MOSTLY TRICKLE CHARGE AT HOME.

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Trickle Charge

EV Term Level 1 charging, or trickle charging, is possible by plugging your EV into any regular 110 or 120 volt outlet. It’s not the fastest way to charge, but it is certainly the most available.

Top Top STEVE L, CA

WELL, I PLUGGED IN TO MY FRIEND'S LEVEL I CHARGER

for his Ford Fusion Plug In. Worked fine.

Top Top BILL A, NY

I USED THE SUPPLIED L1 EVSE

for about a year and this past June I purchased a L2 EVSE and I cannot believe how I got on with out it. It's 40amps and compatible with 3.3 or 6.6 kw chargings[*] so when my lease ends and I have my new 2015/16 LEAF I'll be already set.

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Nissan Leaf Electric Dictionary Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) are the protocols and various pieces of equipment whose sole purpose is to ensure the safe flow of energy between a charging station and the LEAF®.

Top Top JOHN M, OH

A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK WHERE TO PUT THE GAS IN,

which is funny to me at least.

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