Nissan LEAF charging stations

Everything drivers need to know about the Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is currently the best selling electric vehicle (EV) in the world, surpassing 650,000 vehicles sold in July 2023. The Nissan LEAF was introduced in late 2010 and has been on sale ever since. In late 2017, Nissan introduced its second generation LEAF in Japan and the US and European in the winter of 2018.

Federal EV tax credits

Starting in 2022, EVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) became eligible for federal tax credits up to $7,500 for new clean vehicles and up to $4,000 for used vehicles that met certain battery production and materials requirements. Whereas the Nissan LEAF lost its tax credit eligibility at the beginning of 2024, both the standard range and PLUS model regain access to half the tax credit as of March 2024, providing customers with a $3,750 rebate that can be applied to the vehicle’s MSRP.

Charging the Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF originally had a 24 kWh battery pack, but Nissan has upgraded the LEAF’s battery three times since 2011. In 2016, Nissan offered an optional 30 kWh battery for the LEAF, increasing its range from 84 miles to 107 miles of range. Then, in 2018 a 40 kWh battery was introduced, which has an EPA range rating of 151 miles of range. Most recently, in 2019, Nissan added the LEAF PLUS to the lineup, which has a 62 kWh battery. The base LEAF with the 40 kWh battery pack is still available.


For Level 1 and Level 2 charging, the LEAF uses the industry standard SAE J1772 connector in North America. Located in the top-center of the front bumper, the J1772 connector can handle 6.6 kW for Level 2 charging, making  a 32A home charger, like the JuiceBox 32, an affordable yet fast home charging option. Able to provide 7.7 kW charging speeds, the JuiceBox 32 provides more than enough power to charge your Nissan LEAF at its max Level 2 charging rate.

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Nissan LEAF charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 32
All electric range
2011-2016 Nissan LEAF
3.3 kW
24 kWh
18 hours
7.5 hours
75-84 miles
2013-2016 Nissan LEAF (optional 6.6kW charger)
6.6 kW
24 kWh
18 hours
4 hours
75-84 miles
2016-2017 Nissan LEAF
3.3 kW (6.6 kW with optional onboard charger)
30 kWh
21 hours
5-9 hours
107 miles
2018-Present Nissan LEAF
6.6 kWh
40 kWh
33 hours
7.5 hours
151 miles
2019-Present Nissan LEAF PLUS
6.6 kWh
62 kWh
52 hours
10 hours
212-226 miles

DC fast charging: CHAdeMO

CHAdeMO charging connector

All model years of the Nissan LEAF are capable of DC fast charging utilizing the CHAdeMO port located under the charging door on the front of the vehicle. The Nissan LEAF with a 40 kWh battery pack can take advantage of 50 kW DC fast charging while the larger 62 kWh LEAF PLUS has a higher 100 kW charging rate. With a compatible DC fast charger like the Enel X Way JuicePump 50 kW can charge a Nissan LEAF up to 80% in 40 minutes while the JuicePump 150 kW can charge Nissan LEAF PLUS models up to 80% in 45 minutes.

Nissan LEAF chargers for commercial EV fleets

The Nissan LEAF continues to be one of the best selling all EVs for commercial use. Learn more about getting your fleet of Nissan LEAF’s charged on-site using JuiceBox® Pro. The Nissan LEAF comes standard with 40 kWh, but the available 60 kWh helps DC fast charging become a realistic option for newer Nissan LEAF fleet owners.

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Nissan LEAF home charging stations


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