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What You Should Know about Charging a Nissan Leaf at Home?

When it comes to being green, everyone takes pride in reducing their carbon footprint. One simple yet effective way of living sustainably is using Nissan Leaf electric cars (or other electric vehicles). This intelligent car can be connected to a house’s electrical systems by using several items available today.

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How to charge a Nissan Leaf ?

How to charge a Nissan Leaf

How to charge a Nissan Leaf ?

  • Plug the charging cord into the bottom of the Nissan Leaf and plug the other end into a standard outlet.
  • The car will start charging, and a light on the charging cord will turn green.
  • You can check the charging status on Leaf’s dashboard.
  • When the Leaf is fully charged, the light on the charging cord will turn off, and the Leaf will be ready to use. It also retains the charge for about five days in normal conditions, and when left outside for more than a couple of hours, it will retain its charge for about two weeks.

Choosing a Nissan LEAF Charger to use for Day to Day use

When choosing a Nissan LEAF charger to use for day-to-day use, there are a few things you will want to consider:

  1. The amount of power the charger can output. If you have a high-power outlet, you will want a charger that can take advantage of that.
  2. The portability of the charger. If you plan on taking it with you on trips, you will want it lightweight and easy to transport.
  3. The durability of the charger.

You don’t want to buy a portable charger that will break after a few months of use.

Level 1 chargers, Level 2 chargers, and DC Fast Charging for the Nissan Leaf

Level 1 chargers are best for saving money and don’t mind taking a little longer to charge their car.

Level 2 chargers are great for those who want to charge their car more quickly.

DC Fast Charging is the best option for those who need to charge their car quickly and don’t mind spending a little more money.

Level 1 chargers can take up to 16 hours to fully charge a Nissan Leaf, while Level 2 chargers can take 8 hours. Level 2 chargers are available for purchase, but because Nissan does not promote Level 2 as standard for their vehicles, you will not likely find one for sale.

DC Fast Charging is unavailable for the Nissan Leaf, as no onboard charger can provide this technology. However, Nissan has developed a plug-in DC Fast Charger compatible with the Nissan Leaf.

DC Fast Charging can fully charge the Nissan Leaf in about 20 minutes. The DC Fast Charger is plug-in compatible and installed in a public EV charging station.

How much does it cost to charge a Nissan LEAF?

The Nissan LEAF is an incredible electric car that doesn’t require much maintenance. It’s also very affordable to charge, as it only costs around 15 cents per kWh.On a national level, then, it costs just $5.18 on average to recharge the Leaf’s 45 kWh battery fully. This means that it would only cost around $0.13 to add an extra mile of range to the vehicle. The cost of charging your Leaf depends on the charger you use and the country you’re in. For example, in the United States, the cost to charge a Leaf using a standard household outlet is typically around $2.00.


There are several ways to charge a Nissan Leaf :

You can plug the charging cord into the bottom of the car and into a standard outlet, or use a Level 1 charger, which is best for those who want to save money and don’t mind taking longer to charge their car. 

Those who want to top off the battery can use a Level 2 charger, which allows you to fill the battery in less than half an hour.

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