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

ELECTRIC CAR 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 supplied EVSE (Electric Vehicle Standard Equipment) 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

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING CABLES

 

Your Nissan LEAF comes with a 6 metre long cable, which allows 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 (separate subscriptions may apply).

 

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 YOUR VEHICLE ON THE GO

0% TO 80% IN 30 MINUTES USING RAPID CHARGERS

Rapid Charging at electric car charging stations allows a LEAF to charge from 0% to 80% in approximately 30 minutes.  Available across almost the entire UK motorway network, you can also find them in Nissan Dealerships, IKEA and Waitrose, plus various other locations.

 

Nissan recommend the use of the Ecotricity Electric Highway as it’s currently free (you will need to register first) and provides access to a wide range of Rapid Chargers to help you on those longer journeys. For example, using the Electric Highway on a journey from London to Bristol could cost you absolutely nothing!

 

Nissan recommend the use of the Ecotricity Electric Highway as it’s currently free (you will need to register first) and provides access to a wide range of Rapid Chargers to help you on those longer journeys. For example, using the Electric Highway on a journey from London to Bristol could cost you absolutely nothing!

 

For more information on the Ecotricity Electric Highway, please see here.

 

WHAT LEAF OWNERS THINK OF ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING

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

Charging the 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.