Charging & Range


The Nissan LEAF is built with nine range-maximizing features that help you go farther - up to 107 miles on every charge [*]. Its advanced technology is so smart it adjusts constantly to reflect the changes in your battery charge levels — so you’ll know when it’s time to plug in.

EPA Average 107- Mile Range [*]
2017 Nissan LEAF Range Miles



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The Nissan LEAF can get you up to 107 miles on a single charge. [*] Speed, topography, load, and accessory use can significantly affect the estimated range.



Information is power. Well, so is electricity, obviously, but you know what we mean. The Nissan LEAF® gives you all the information you need to get where you are going: available range, power being used and power being generated, battery charge, and charging times. It’s all right there on the easy-to-read Multi-Function Display Drive Computer.

Regenerative Braking

Every time you coast or apply the brakes in the Nissan LEAF®, the electric motor acts as an electric generator, converting energy that would otherwise be wasted into battery energy. So even when you're slowing down, you're charging up.

Power Limitation Mode

In the event that your battery becomes critically low, power limitation mode will automatically minimize your energy consumption and reduce your speed to help you get to a charging dock.

Eco Drive Indicator

The meter displays an illustrated ECO driving level calculated from conditions such as accelerator pedal and brake pedal operations, air conditioner usage and idling time of the electric motor.

Power Meter

Indicates the regeneration power level provided to the Li-ion battery system and the energy (power) consumption level when driving.

Estimated Range

When your battery has 4kWh remaining, your empty warning light will come on. A notification on your screen will indicate where to find all charging stations within range.

2016 Nissan LEAF Electric Car dashboard


2017 Nissan LEAF NissanConnect EV App NISSANCONNECT EV [*]
  • Updates the available navigation system with current station locations in your area.
  • Monitors the state of charge from your Smartphone or computer.
  • Remotely starts vehicle charging.
  • Provides connectivity to start and stop the climate control system in the vehicle remotely via your Smartphone or computer.
  • Reminds you to plug in the car if you forget.
  • Is provided to you on a complimentary basis for up to three years.[*]
2017 Nissan LEAF Onboard Navigation System ONBOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEM [*]
  • Displays your current range radius, and alerts you if you need to charge.
  • Shows you where you can find the nearest available charge station, which type of charger the station offers, and if it is currently in use or available to charge.
  • Displays how much charge you have left and how many miles remain.
  • Has a real-time energy usage screen which shows you how much energy is being used, regenerated, how much farther you can drive, and the real-time impact of using climate control on your range.


Get the most out of each charge

  • 2017 Nissan LEAF Climate Control
  • 2017 Nissan LEAF wheels
  • 2017 Nissan LEAF Driving Style logo
  • 2016 Nissan Leaf Rear Cargo
  • 2017 Nissan LEAF Designation Public Charging
  • Climate control

    The air conditioner and heater draw energy from the battery. Use a moderate temperature setting inside the cabin. Using the available Nissan LEAF® NissanConnectSM EV app or website, remotely pre-condition your vehicle while it's plugged in and draw power from the grid. [*]

  • Speed

    Higher speeds require more energy to overcome air resistance. Drive at constant, moderate speeds. Smooth acceleration and deceleration can extend your range.

  • Driving Style

    Eco driving reduces air conditioning output, is more efficient, and can improve your range – up to 10%. Switch to Eco Mode while driving to conserve energy. To increase regenerative braking, switch to B-Mode.

  • Cargo and Topography

    Heavy cargo and driving up steep long inclines can reduce range. Plan your trip beforehand and utilize destination charging.

  • Destination public charging

    With the ever-increasing EV Infrastructure, you can plan trips based on the availability of public charging stations [*] near your destination. Use the LEAF EZ-Charge® app [*] map to find charging stations along your route.


We got your back

Nissan LEAF provides you with plenty of info to help you get the most out of every charge. On the dash, the power meter tells you how much power you are using or gaining. The low battery warning lights tell you well in advance if you are getting low, and the State of Charge meter regularly updates your charge status based on power use and your current driving style. And with available NissanConnect℠ EV, you can plan your trip ahead of time to avoid any trouble. [*] For additional peace of mind, Nissan provides 3 years of roadside assistance included with every purchase of a new Nissan LEAF. [*]

2017 Nissan LEAF aerial view