Nissan LEAF 30kWh (2015)

The complete guide to the Nissan LEAF 30kWh (2015), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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Range (NEDC):

155 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 the credit of Nissan. Performance figures are more sedate than the car feels to drive, and though the first models are light on range by contemporary standards, the 30kWh variants give >100 miles and 50kW CHAdeMO charging means they can do 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 30kWh

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Nissan LEAF 30kWh 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 13 h 9 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 9 h 12 m/h
7kW (optional***) Home / Work / Public Locations 5 h 25 m/h
22kW (optional***) Work / Public Locations 5 h 25 m/h
50kW Public Locations 30 min 93 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 93 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.
*** If optional upgrade to 6.6kW on-board charger selected, otherwise same as 3.7kW.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Nissan LEAF 30kWh with a Type 1 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CHAdeMO connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 1

Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.3kW (6.6kW optional*)
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.3kW (6.6kW optional*)
Rapid: CHAdeMO

Max DC rate: 50kW
Connector location: Front - Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

* Optional upgrade to 6.6kW on-board charger available.

Where you can charge a Nissan LEAF 30kWh

Place Nissan LEAF 30kWh Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Nissan LEAF 30kWh

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point public network is usually free through the Pod Point app.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (Empty to full)* £3.78 3.75p
Public Rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £3.89 6.43p

* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate
** Assumes tariff of 24p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £279*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team

* Price includes £500 OLEV grant, full price £779.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) N/A
Official range (NEDC*) 155 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 101 miles

* For more 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
EV type Battery electric
Battery size 30 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 27 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
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)* 41 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 2018 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 30kWh is eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and London congestion charge.

OTR price £30,325
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 before April 2020
19/20 16% £4,843
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% £303
22/23 2% £605
For cars registered after April 2020
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% £303
22/23 2% £605

* 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

* 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
OLEV EVHS Grant £500 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £3,500 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.