Nissan LEAF 24kWh (2011)

The complete guide to the Nissan LEAF 24kWh (2011), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

Last updated: Apr 27, 2022 7 min read

Leaf 2015 White 1 2
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Range (NEDC):

124 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


The first mass-market full battery electric car, the LEAF will forever be legendary in the story of electrification, much to Nissan's credit. The 1st gen LEAF remains a very good car. Performance figures are more sedate than the car feels to drive, and though the first models are light on range by contemporary standards, the 50kW CHAdeMO charging means they make a great city car and a bit more still. We recommend getting one with a 6.6kW on board charger upgrade if you can.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Nissan Leaf

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Leaf from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 11 h 9 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 8 h 12 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 8 h 12 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 8 h 12 m/h
50kW Public Locations 20 min 86 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 86 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Nissan Leaf with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 1

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.3kW

Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.3kW*
Rapid: CHAdeMO

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Max DC rate: 46kW
Connector location: Front - Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

* Optional 6.6kW on-board charger available.

Where you can charge a Nissan Leaf

You can charge your Nissan Leaf conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £798*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Nissan Leaf

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £6.05 7.50p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £5.70 11.79p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) N/A
Official range (NEDC*) 124 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 81 miles

* For information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 11.5 seconds
Top speed 89 mph
Engine power 107 bhp / 80 kW
Torque 254 Nm
Battery size 24 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 21.6 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 268 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 31 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Nissan Leaf is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price* £21,625

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £431
23/24 2% £431
24/25 2% £431

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 18-22
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.