HOW TO CHARGE

Charging your Nissan LEAF is simple!
Plug it in at home, just like your phone.
Or make use of rapid
chargers, installed
at most motorway
services, which
provide 80% of a
full charge in just
30 minutes.

HOW TO CHARGE YOUR NISSAN LEAF

Charging couldn't be easier

Most Nissan LEAF owners charge their cars at home. Nissan recommend using a home charging unit which can charge from 0% to 100% in as little as 4 hours. You can also use the standard EVSE cable which can be plugged into a standard domestic socket and charges from 0% to 100% in under 12 hours.  

 


The fastest way to charge your LEAF however is by using a Rapid Charger which can charge from 0% to 80% in under 30 minutes. More information on these charging types can be seen below.

CHARGE FROM HOME

CHARGING CABLES

 

Your Nissan LEAF comes with a 6 metre long cable allowing you to recharge your battery using a standard household socket* in under 12 hours. The cable can also be used at many public charging stations throughout the UK.

 

 If you have the upgraded 6.6kW on-board charger, you will receive both cables (the EVSE cable as well as the Mode 3 Type 2 cable) this opens up access to a larger range of public charging stations and allows a 0% to 100% charge in 4 hours when using a 32 amp home charger or 7kW public charging point.

 

* A standard domestic socket for home charging must be on a dedicated circuit and must meet all current regulations.

INSTALL YOUR HOME CHARGER

A “wallbox” is a quick and easy way to charge the Lithium-ion battery of your Nissan LEAF. Once installed by a professional electrician, it gives you full charge in approximately 8 hours. Should you wish to upgrade your LEAF from the standard 3.3kW on-board charger to the 6.6kW, (allowing a 0% to 100% charge in 4 hours) you must also apply for the upgraded 30 amp Home Charger to benefit.

 

Your local dealer will refer you to one of our Home Charger suppliers who will provide you with a precise quote. The installation comes with a warranty and also gives you access to a helpline.  

 

CHARGE ON THE GO

0% TO 80% RAPID CHARGE IN 30 MINUTES ON THE GO

Rapid Charging allows a LEAF to charge from 0% to 80% in approximately 30 minutes. It is estimated that 96% of all service stations in the UK will have a Rapid Charger by the end of 2015.

 

The majority of service stations in the UK already have Rapid Chargers available and most are free to use. Other places also include Nissan Dealerships, IKEA, Waitrose among various other locations.

 

Nissan recommend the use of the Ecotricity Electric Highway as it is free and provides access to a wide range of Rapid Chargers to help you on those longer journeys. For more information on the Ecotricity Electric Highway please see here.

 

Using the Electric Highway a journey from London to Bristol for example could cost you absolutely nothing!

HEAR A LEAF OWNER'S THOUGHTS


OWNER'S MANUAL: CHARGING THE NISSAN LEAF AND DRIVING RANGE

Charging Nissan LEAF couldn’t be easier, safer and more convenient, whether you’re at home or out on the road. Two Nissan LEAF drivers share their experiences in this video.