How to charge your Nissan LEAF
Charging the Nissan LEAF can be easy whether you're at home or on the go. [] You can connect and charge your Nissan LEAF in four quick steps:
- Park and make sure the car is turned off.
- Open the charge port lid and cap.
- Plug the charge connector into the charge port. When done correctly, the Nissan LEAF lets you know with a quick beep. You can even set the charging timer function to have the vehicle charge at a specific time.
- When the battery reaches full, the Nissan LEAF stops charging on its own. To end charging at any point, just unplug the charge connector.
LEAF home charger installation
Nissan LEAF charging options
The Nissan LEAF includes charging options that can be categorized based on the charging speed, compatibility, and required voltage. The Nissan LEAF has three main charging options: level 1 charging for standard 120-V outlets for trickle charging, level 2 charging for standard home and public charging, and level 3 for public DC fast charging. [][]
Nissan LEAF charging times
Charge times on your Nissan LEAF will depend a number of factors that will affect how long it will take, such as the type of charger you use, battery capacity, temperature and more.
- Level 1 is the slowest charging option, but conveniently allows you to temporarily plug into a standard 120-V outlet for charging in a pinch. [][[TK]]
- Level 2 charger (for 240-V home and public charging) can fully charge your LEAF within approximately 7.5–11 hours depending on your battery capacity. A Nissan LEAF with a 40kWh battery will take about 7.5 hours to fully charge, whereas a Nissan Leaf with a 60kWh battery will need around 11 hours. [] []
- Level 3 DC public fast chargers provide the shortest charging time, fully charging your LEAF in 40-60 minutes depending on your battery capacity. [][]