How Long Does It Take To Charge a Nissan LEAF?
A Nissan leaf is a great choice for anyone who wants an environmentally friendly vehicle that’s a thrill to drive. If you’re interested in purchasing a Nissan leaf, you may wonder how long it takes to charge the car and other important details related to its use. Depending on the vehicle and charger you’re interested in, you may be able to use at-home and public charging stations, so it’s important to understand your vehicle’s capabilities and charging options. Keep reading to answer your questions about this innovative electric vehicle and help you make an informed decision when looking for a new car.
How Long Does It Take To Charge a Nissan leaf?
Depending on the model you’re considering, the Nissan leaf offers several battery options with varying charging times. If you opt for the standard model with a Level 1 charger, you’ll be able to plug into standard wall outlets. This option offers the slowest charging time, as it may take up to 20 hours to fully charge your leaf with this method. However, with so many standard wall plugs around, you’ll never be too far from a location to charge your car.
If you upgrade to a Level 2 charger, you can plug into a 240-volt outlet with a portable charging cable. With over 30,000 Level 2 public chargers across the U.S., you shouldn’t have trouble finding somewhere to charge your vehicle. If you choose a Level 2 charger, it will take approximately 8 hours to charge a Nissan leaf with a 40 kWh battery and 11.5 hours for a 62 kWh battery. If you’re interested in 480-volt DC quick charging, a 40 kWh battery will only take 40 minutes to charge, and a 62 kWh battery will take just 60 minutes.
Where Can You Use the Chargers?
Drivers typically use Level 1 chargers at home, since they’re compatible with 120-volt outlets. The Nissan leaf comes standard with these portable chargers, so they don’t require the installation of specialty charging equipment. However, it’s important to note that they do require a dedicated 15-amp circuit to charge properly. This means you should disconnect any other electrical appliances connected to the same circuit before charging your vehicle.
If you opt for a Level 2 charger, you can charge your car’s battery at home or at a public charging station. If you decide to use your Level 2 charger at home, you’ll need a dedicated 50-amp circuit, a 220-240 volt outlet, and additional charging equipment installed. If you upgrade to a DC Fast Charger, you’ll only be able to charge your vehicle’s battery at a public charging station, but you’ll enjoy an impressively fast charging time. Since Level 3 chargers are only compatible with specific electric vehicles, make sure yours is compatible with your leaf.
What Is the Battery Range?
When you’re considering buying a Nissan leaf, it’s important to understand how long it takes to charge and what factors may contribute to its battery life. This powerful electric car includes a push-button start, intelligent keyless entry, and an advanced navigation system. It has an estimated range of up to 226 miles per charge if you select the 62 kWh battery. Several variables can impact the leaf‘s charging time, including battery size. If you decide against the 62 kWh battery, you can purchase a model with a 40 kWh battery that provides an estimated range of 150 miles per charge.
This means if you frequently drive long distances, a leaf with a 62 kWh battery may be a worthwhile investment, while a 40 kWh battery is a great option if you have a shorter commute. If you’re interested in knowing more about the power of your vehicle, a Nissan leaf with a standard 40 kWh battery typically offers 147 horsepower, and the 62 kWh battery offers 214 horsepower. It’s important to remember these estimates may vary depending on your location and driving conditions.
How Much Does It Cost To Charge a leaf?
If you’re thinkig about purchasing a Nissan leaf, you’ll want to consider the charging costs of this vehicle. While charging prices can vary depending on where you live, it usually costs around $5 to fully charge your leaf at a public charging station. This means that this zero-emission car is a great choice if you’re considering an electric vehicle to save money on fuel.
How To Charge Your Nissan leaf
When you purchase your new vehicle, our trained team of experts will help you understand how to charge your leaf so you can get on the road and take advantage of its impressive performance. Here’s a list of steps to help you, your partner, and your family members understand how to charge your Nissan leaf:
- Park the vehicle and make sure you turn it off before starting to charge it.
- Open the lid and cap of the charge port, so you’re able to attach your plug connector.
- Take your plug connector and plug it into the charge port. You’ll hear a brief beep when you’ve connected it correctly.
- The Nissan leaf will stop charging on its own once its battery is full. If you want to stop charging the vehicle, you can do so at any point by unplugging the charge connector.
If you still have questions about charging your vehicle, depending on the battery and charger you purchased, you can always contact our dealership, and one of our knowledgeable team members will be eager to help you and handle your concerns.
Learn More About leaf Charging With AutoCenters Nissan
At AutoCenters Nissan in Herculaneum, Missouri, we know how important it is to understand the features and capabilities of your new vehicle, and our team of experts is ready to answer your questions so you can feel confident behind the wheel. You can contact us or stop by our dealership to discuss your options, set up a test drive, and learn more about the leaf and other impressive Nissan vehicles.