How Long Does It Take to Charge a Nissan LEAF?

May 14th, 2020 by

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If you’ve decided to venture into the world of green technology in Martinsville, 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 just how long does it take to charge a Nissan LEAF? The answer depends. You’ll wait a little longer on a standard 120-volt outlet at home in Danville than a 480-volt public charging station in Reidsville, NC. Let’s run through the basics of how long to charge a LEAF:

240-Volt Public or Home Charging

One of the most common and popular options is the 240-volt outlet with Portable Charging Cable. If you’re interested in this charger, you have two options. There are over 30,000 Level-2 public chargers across the United States while you’re out and about. However, you can also purchase a home charger with installation assistance to take advantage of quicker charging times at home. Take a look at the flat to full Nissan LEAF charge time 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

480-Volt Public DC Quick Charging

Need to charge your LEAF in a hurry? 480-Volt DC Quick Charging is your best bet. There are tens of thousands of these handy charging stations across the U.S. for your convenience, and the numbers grow every day. 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

120-Volt Standard Outlet

Finally, your new Nissan LEAF comes with a 120V charging cable for a Level-1 charge. This is the slowest, but also the easiest for the average driver. Sure, it will take around 20 hours to get a good charge. However, it’s easy to find a 120V outlet just about anywhere: home, work, etc. That means you’re never far away from a slow and steady charge.

What Is the Nissan LEAF Range?

Now that you know how long it takes to charge a Nissan LEAF, you might want to know the range as well. Again, the exact figures will depend on your battery:

  • 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

And if you’re curious about power output, the standard 40 kWh battery offers around 147 hp and the upgraded 62 kWh battery generates 214 hp. 

Find Out More with Gunter Nissan of Martinsville

Whether you need more information about how long to charge a LEAF or you’re interested in picking up a new model, Gunter Nissan of Martinsville can answer any questions! We’re located in Ridgeway, but feel free to contact us online or browse our inventory for a virtual shopping experience!

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