Electric vehicle (EV) battery charging time is a deciding factor on whether to buy a Nissan LEAF or any other EV. You may be wondering: is a Nissan LEAF a hybrid, and does it need gas? The answer is: no, it is fully electric. Therefore, it is important to learn the charge times associated with your EV. Other Enel X Way JuiceBlogs address how long it takes to charge a Tesla, how long it takes to charge a Chevy Bolt, and how long it takes to charge an Audi e-tron. But now we turn to the Nissan LEAF. How long does it take to charge using Level 1 (120 volt), Level 2 (240 volt), and DC fast Nissan charging stations (480 volt)? And how long does a Nissan LEAF battery last once you’re juiced up?
Nissan LEAF battery size and chargng types
Charging time for any EV depends on the battery size, how depleted the battery is, and the charging equipment, including the level and rate. For the Nissan LEAF, charging time can range from as little as 40 minutes to more than two days, depending on the charging rate.
The Nissan LEAF comes in two versions, depending on how far you want to go, according to Nissan. The Nissan LEAF with a 40 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and 110-kilowatt electric motor delivers 147 horsepower and up to 149 miles of range. The extended-range LEAF PLUS features a larger capacity 62-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery with a 160-kilowatt-hour motor that produces 214 horsepower, and the range jumps to 226 miles.
The LEAF comes with the industry-standard J1772 connector, which lets you use the same charge port for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. To step up to DC fast charging, the LEAF uses the popular CHAdeMO fast charging port. They’re located together in the front center of the vehicle.
Nissan LEAF charging rate
The Nissan LEAF charging rate varies from a sluggish 5 miles per kilowatt-hour for Level 1 charging to 200+ miles for DC fast charging. Which you should choose depends on your needs.