How long does it take to charge the Nissan Leaf?
How long it takes to charge a Nissan Leaf varies based on the model, the battery capacity, and the type of charging station used. The 2023 Nissan Leaf comes in two models: the Nissan Leaf has a 39 kWh usable battery capacity, and the Nissan Leaf e+ has a 59 kWh usable battery capacity.
Using a regular AC charging station, the Nissan Leaf supports a maximum power of 3.6 kilowatts (kW), meaning it would take around 12 hours and 2 minutes to charge from 0 to 100 percent. The Nissan Leaf e+ supports a maximum power output of 6.6 kW, meaning it takes around 9 hours and 55 minutes to charge from 0 to 100 percent.
The Nissan Leaf supports DC fast charging using the CHAdeMO standard up to 50 kW, meaning it would take around 39 minutes to charge the Nissan Leaf and approximately 55 minutes to charge the Nissan Leaf e+ from 10 to 80 percent.
How to charge a Nissan Leaf?
There are three main ways you can charge a Nissan Leaf. The most cost-effective and convenient is using a dedicated home EV charging station, giving you the benefit of plugging in at night and waking up ready to go with a full battery.
If you’re on the go, you can charge the Nissan Leaf using either standard AC charging stations or DC fast chargers. AC chargers are widely available in common everyday locations such as shops, parking garages, restaurants, and offices. DC charging stations are mainly found along highways at service stations and rest stops.
What is the range of the Nissan Leaf?
The Nissan Leaf range varies based on the model:
- The 2023 Nissan Leaf has a range of 270 km*
- The 2023 Nissan Leaf e+ has a range of 385 km*
*These estimates are based on the WLTP ratings and the actual range may vary based on factors such as speed, weather conditions, and elevation change.
How much does a Nissan Leaf cost?
The Nissan Leaf price varies based on the model, your location, and the dealership. The starting prices for the 2023 Nissan Leaf range from $28,040 and $36,040* in the US, €35,090 and €41,890* and £28,945 and £34,945* in the UK.
*Prices were taken at the time of writing from Nissan’s website.
What are the features of the Nissan Leaf?
The 2023 Nissan Leaf comes with a range of comfort, convenience and safety features to enhance the driving experience. They include the adjustable e-Pedal and the ProPILOT Assist system which keeps provide semi-autonomous steering and braking in traffic. Nissan ProPILOT park also automates the tedious process of trying to squeeze into a tight parking space.
Safety is at the core of the 2023 Nissan Leaf, with advanced assistance features including an intelligent around view monitor that alerts drivers to any objects near them and dynamic drive technology that smooths out any bumps or hazards on the road.
What is the size and weight of the Nissan Leaf?
The size and weight of the 2023 Nissan Leaf varies per model. Both Leaf models have a 4,490 mm length, 1,788 mm width (2,030 mm with mirrors), and a height of 1,530 mm. The Nissan Leaf has a 435 L cargo volume while the Leaf e+ comes with a 420 L cargo volume.
The Nissan leaf has a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of 1,995 kg and a maximum payload of 490 kg. By contrast, the Nissan Leaf e+ has a GVWR 2,140 kg and a maximum payload of 459 kg.
How much does it cost to charge a Nissan Leaf?
The cost to charge a Nissan Leaf varies based on the model, battery capacity, and type of charging station used. The table below gives an overview of the costs of charging a Nissan Leaf at home and on the go with either an AC charging station or a DC fast charging station.
Charging station type (right)
Nissan Leaf model (below)
cost per kWh: $0.15
cost per kWh: $0.35 + $1 connection fee
cost per kWh: $0.60 + $2 connection fee
Nissan Leaf e+
Important: Costs are approximations based on our experience and do not represent the real-life situation. Prices represent the cost to charge from zero to 100 percent SoC.