Nissan LEAF Charging Guide

The complete guide to Nissan LEAF charging, covering the Nissan LEAF's range, charge time, battery life, charging cost and more.

Nissan LEAF Range

  • Nissan LEAF 24kWh has a range of 84 miles (EPA).
  • Nissan LEAF 30kWh has a range of 107 miles (EPA).
  • Range varies widely with driving conditions, outside temperature and several other factors.
Nissan LEAF range scenarios (30kWh battery):
Stuck in traffic at 15mph Leisure drive at 38mph Motorway driving at 55mph
96 miles range 155 miles range 95 miles range

Nissan LEAF Charge Time

  • Charging a Nissan LEAF from empty with a standard 3 pin plug takes between 12 to 15 hours.
  • Charging with a home charging point takes only 4 to 6 hours.
  • Nissan LEAF can charge with a 3.7kW or 7kW charger.
Nissan LEAF Charge Time by Model:
24kWh Battery 30kWh Battery
3.7kW Charging Point 7-8 hours 9-10 hours
7kW Charging Point 4-5 hours 5-6 hours

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Nissan LEAF Battery Life

  • Nissan LEAF battery warranty protects you against capacity loss of more than 25% (equivalent to 9 of 12 bars on the dashboard).
  • For Nissan LEAF 24kWh, the electric powertrain and battery are covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles (whichever happens first).
  • For Nissan LEAF 30kWh, coverage spans for 8 years or 100,000 miles (whichever happens first).

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How much does it cost to charge a Nissan LEAF?

  • Charging the Nissan LEAF 30kWh from empty costs about £3.00 (with overnight electricity rate at 10p per kWh).
  • Charging the Nissan LEAF 24kWh costs about £2.40 (using the overnight rate).
  • Cost of a running a Nissan LEAF is only 2p per mile.
  • Results in saving of almost £1,000 a year compared to average petrol car.

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How to charge a Nissan LEAF

You can charge a Nissan LEAF anywhere with access to reliable electrical supply, but the majority of charging takes place at home with a dedicated electric vehicle charging point.

  • Home charging points are professionally installed in your car park so that you can charge any time you're home.
  • Public charging stations at car parks and supermarkets for example are available across the UK and are typically free to use.
  • Workplace charging points are installed by employers as a staff incentive and are typically free to use.
  • Rapid chargers found at motorway service stations charge your car’s battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes.

Nissan LEAF Charger Cost

Free home charger fully installed for Nissan LEAF customers: From July 1st, 2016 all new LEAFs (purchased with financing) or used LEAFs purchased through a Nissan dealership will get a free home charging point fully installed by POD Point. The offer only applies to standard home installations which are eligible for the OLEV grant.

Click here to claim your free Nissan LEAF home charger.

Standard home charger costs without the offer:

  • 3.7kW charging point typically costs around £400 installed.
  • 7kW charging point (for 6.6kW LEAF) typically costs around £500 installed.
  • All prices quoted include the £500 OLEV grant.