2021 Nissan LEAF

Charging an electric car is a simple process that requires minimal equipment. Whether you’re charging at home with your electric vehicle’s (EV) standard charging cable or at a public charging station, charging your EV is as easy as plugging in and powering up, then hitting the road. [[153]]

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Charging an EV at Public Charging Stations

Charging an EV at public charging stations

Charging an electric vehicle at a public charging station is as convenient as charging at home. Most public charging stations simply require you to swipe a credit card to get started. Some stations will recommend you download a mobile app and create an account to begin the charging process. [[153]]

After you follow the steps on your mobile app or swipe your credit card at the charging station, you simply plug the station’s charging cable into the appropriate charging port behind your EV’s charge port door. Once your EV is charged, return the cable to its designated spot for the next user.

While most public charging stations accommodate multiple charging ports, it’s important to note that your EV’s make and model will determine what type of connector it requires.

Public Charging Electric Vehicles

Where are public charging stations?

Public charging stations can be found at many different places, including convenient placements at grocery stores, gyms, movie theatres, shopping centers, and more. [[153]]

Discover EVgo public charging stations near you using EVgo’s expansive network of fast chargers.

Charging an EV at home

When charging at home, you can easily plug your car’s electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) — a charging cable that comes standard with many electric cars — into its Level 1 charging port and a standard 3-pin, 120-volt outlet. Level 1 Charging requires no special equipment and provides a slower charging cycle compared to specialty EVSEs.

You can also expedite your at-home charging by utilizing a professionally installed Level 2 wall charging station [[3417]]. Level 2 charging requires specialty equipment in a private residence or use of a public charging station. This EVSE is faster than a Level 1 charger, compatible with all plug-in vehicles. [[153]]

Harnessing power from a 240-volt outlet, this unit charges most EVs in 8 to 11.5 hours. [[1316]] With Qmerit, a home charger and installation assistance is just clicks away. [[3417]]
Learn more about charging and how electric vehicles work.

Nissan LEAF Standard 120V Charging Cable

Nissan LEAF standard 120V charging cable

How to charge an EV without a garage

As long as you have a power source and a place to park, you can charge your electric vehicle at home. For EV owners without a garage, outdoor-rated, weather-sealed EVSEs can be installed on the exterior of your home for home charging.

For apartment dwellers, many residential complexes are starting to offer charging units in parking garages, so be sure to reach out to the property manager to find out what your options are.

How to charge different types of EVs

The electric vehicle charging process could look slightly different depending on which makes and models you’re considering. With manufacturer-specific charging inlets on many EVs, your car will require a specific connector type to properly charge. Some of the most common EV charging fast charging connectors include:

Discover more EV features and benefits

No matter which kind of electric vehicle you have or are looking into, charging has been made simple. When you’re charging your EV at home, powering up your ride is as simple as plugging into a designated outlet or utilizing a professionally installed wall unit. [[3417]] When charging on the go, public charging stations simply require a form of payment and the right connector. [[153]]

To make the on-the-go charging process even easier, Nissan has partnered with EVgo, the nation’s largest public EV fast charging network. With this charging program, qualifying new Nissan LEAF owners and lessees can receive a complimentary charging credit. Visit Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo, and claim your complimentary charging credits today. Restrictions Apply [[3417]]

Ready to discover all the benefits of owning an EV?  Explore more of the electrifying features of the all-new Nissan LEAF today. Be sure to stay up to date on the upcoming new electric crossover from Nissan, the Nissan Ariya.[[3178]] 

Nissan LEAF

2021 Nissan LEAF

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