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How to Charge a Nissan LEAF & Charging Times

Nissan LEAF parked at public charging station

If you’ve decided to venture into the world of green technology in Arlington, it’s hard to find a better choice in our new inventory than the Nissan LEAF! This fuel-efficient car delivers a rock-solid performance with high-tech features and a stylish build, but how exactly do you charge the LEAF, and just how long does it take? Regarding the latter, the answer depends; you’ll wait a little longer on a standard 120-volt outlet at home in Memphis than a 480-volt public charging station in Cordova. Learn more with Wolfchase Nissan!

How to Charge a Nissan LEAF: Step by Step

When you first take home your Nissan LEAF, there’s no doubt our team will help show you how to charge a Nissan LEAF. However, the first time you hand your partner the keys, they might be wondering, “How do I charge my Nissan Leaf?” Before we delve into Nissan LEAF charging times, it’s important to first cover the basics of how to charge the LEAF:

  1. Park and make sure the car is turned off.
  2. Open the charge port lid and cap.
  3. Plug the charge connector into the charge port. Your Nissan LEAF will let you know it’s charging with a quick beep.
  4. When the battery reaches full, the Nissan LEAF stops charging on its own. To end charging at any point, just unplug the charge connector.

Nissan LEAF 240-Volt Public or Home Charging Time

One of the most common Nissan LEAF charging options is the 240-volt outlet with Portable Charging Cable. If you’re interested in this charger, you have two options to choose from. Regardless of your choice, you can purchase and set up a home charger with installation assistance to enjoy quick charging times at your own home. There are also over 30,000 Level-2 public chargers across the United States while you’re out and about.

Take a look at the flat to full Nissan LEAF charge time with this charge option below:

  • With a 40 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in 8 hours
  • With a 62 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in 11.5 hours

Nissan LEAF 480-Volt Public DC Quick Charging Time

Need to charge your LEAF in a hurry? 480-Volt DC Quick Charging is the fastest option there is. Tens of thousands of these 480-volt quick charging stations are conveniently located across the U.S., and more are being built as we speak.

How long does it take to go from flat to 80 percent charged?

  • With a 40 kWh battery: 40 minutes
  • With a 62 kWh battery: 60 minutes

Nissan LEAF 120-Volt Standard Outlet Charging Time

Looking to use your regular everyday 120-volt outlet to charge your Nissan LEAF? If so, Nissan LEAF comes with a 120V charging cable for a Level-1 charge. While this is the slowest, it’s also the easiest outlet to find. While it may take around 20 hours to get a full charge, you can find one just about anywhere: home, work, etc. That means you’re never far away from more Nissan LEAF mileage!

How Far Can the Nissan LEAF Drive When Fully Charged?

You’ve learned how long it takes to charge a Nissan LEAF, so now you may be curious about the Nissan LEAF driving range. Again, the exact figures will depend on your battery, and these are only estimates that will vary depending on driving conditions:

  • 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

For those interested in knowing about the power you can enjoy under the hood of the Nissan LEAF, the standard 40 kWh battery offers around 147 hp, and the upgraded 62 kWh battery generates 214 hp.

Get LEAF Charging Help From Wolfchase Nissan

Now that you know how to charge a Nissan LEAF, how long it takes to charge a Nissan LEAF, and how far you can drive in a fully-charged Nissan LEAF, it’s time to get behind the wheel of one! Contact us online to set up a test drive!

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