Nissan’s work on electric vehicles started in the late 1940s when it produced the adorable 1947 two-seat Tama mini-truck. After many decades of researching and showing all-electric concept cars, Nissan transformed the EV world when it launched the Nissan LEAF in 2009.
The futuristic first-generation LEAF would go on to become the world’s best-selling EV for nearly a decade. By 2018, when Nissan introduced the second-generation LEAF, the battery-powered compact hatch was available in 60 countries on four continents. It surpassed 400,000 sales in March 2019.
Nissan also sold the all-electric Nissan NV200 delivery van in Europe until 2021. Additionally, in late 2022 the Japanese automaker will offer the Ariya electric SUV. It’s a high-performance, all-wheel-drive big brother to the LEAF.
Nissan equips the Nissan LEAF with a 6.6 kW onboard fast charger. This means a Level 2 charger can add about 20 miles of range in one hour. Nissan uses the standard J1772 connector for 240-volt charging and the slower 120-volt “trickle” charging.
The Level 2 charger can be used at home electric vehicle charging stations, providing added convenience for electric vehicle drivers.
For public DC fast charging, the Nissan LEAF Plus can accept a 100 kW charge using the CHAdeMO connector standard, allowing a highway charge from empty to 80 percent in about 40 minutes. However, many public charging stations have a limit of 50 kW, which extends an 80% charge to a full hour.
JuiceBox has a wide range of charging equipment for at-home, fast charging. The entire line of JuiceBox home chargers, from the JuiceBox® 32 to the JuiceBox 48, works well as a Nissan EV charger. With each new generation of EV, onboard chargers get faster. Battery packs are also getting larger to provide more range. A JuiceBox 40 or JuiceBox 48, with a 9.6 kW and 11.5 kW charging rate, respectively, will future-proof your home charging station for a wide range of EVs for many years to come.