How Long Does it Take to Charge a Nissan LEAF?

May 20th, 2019 by

2019 Nissan LEAF plugged in
The 2019 Nissan LEAF is a smart choice for Naperville drivers who want to optimize their commutes with a more economical, environmentally-friendly ride. If you’re planning on replacing your old gas guzzler with this innovative all-electric vehicle, you’re probably wondering how long does it take to charge a Nissan LEAF. The answer depends on which method of charging you choose: 240-volt public or home charging, 480-volt public charging, or with a standard 120-volt outlet. Explore the details of each charging method and their respective Nissan LEAF charge times, below.

240-Volt Public or Home Charging

This option, of course, requires a 240-volt outlet and a Portable Charging Cable. There are 30,000 of these Level-2 public chargers you can plug into throughout the U.S. Or, for the ultimate in convenience, Nissan has partnered with Amazon to offer drivers the ability to purchase a home charger with installation assistance. Details on the flat to full charge time are as follows:

  • With a 40 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in eight hours
  • With a 62 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in 11.5 hours

480-Volt Public DC Quick Charging

This is the quickest way to charge the Nissan LEAF. You’ll find tens of thousands of these public charging stations throughout the U.S., giving you plenty of options when it’s time to pull over and recharge. Here’s how long it will take to go from flat to 80 percent charged, depending on your battery:

  • With a 40 kWh battery: 40 minutes
  • With a 62 kWh battery: 60 minutes
 
2019 LEAF charging in public

120-Volt Standard Outlet

Your Nissan LEAF will come equipped with a standard 120V charging cable that can be temporarily plugged into a 120V outlet for a level 1 charge. This is the slowest option, taking about 20 hours to charge. Though it’s not the quickest way to go, it’s a good option to have because it allows you to plug in for some additional range from almost anywhere that has electricity in Woodridge.

What Is the Nissan LEAF Range?

If you’re curious about the Nissan LEAF charge time, you’re probably also wondering what its range is. Depending on the battery size you choose, the LEAF range is as follows:

  • With a fully charged 40 kWh battery: Up to a 150-mile EPA range
  • With a fully charged 62 kWh battery: Up to a 226-mile EPA range

A 40 kWh battery is standard on the Nissan LEAF and generates 147 hp, while the 62 kWh battery generates 214 hp and requires an upgrade to the Nissan LEAF PLUS.

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