As an Official Partner of Nissan, We Will Show You How to Charge Your Nissan Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home or a Public Charging Station.

Charging Your Nissan Leaf at Home

Charge at Home with 4.6 kW and Reach Full Charge in 5.5 hours

The Nissan Leaf can be charged with a charging power of up to 4.6 kW or 6.6 kW (depending on the country) using the charging station. With a battery capacity of 24 kWh, you will reach full electric charge in around 5.5 hours. The German legislation does not allow single-phase charging with a charging power higher than 4,6 kW. Thus, the charging power has to be limited to 4,6 kW on the installation side. The full charging power is however available to you at public charging stations. Depending on how you drive, the time of year, and an electric top speed of up to 145 km/h, you can drive around 199 km using electric power. Charging is performed using a type 1 plug and can be done via a mode 2 charging cable connected to an individually fused domestic socket with 2.3 kW. For safety reasons, you should avoid doing this in the long term. Your socket will be under full strain for 10.5 hours when charging from the domestic socket. Using the 4.6 kW charging station, you can charge your Nissan Leaf not only safely but also almost twice as fast as with a regular domestic socket.

What Do I Need a Charging Station for?

With a charging station for your Nissan Leaf, you can charge your car not only quickly and efficiently (saving up to 5 hours of time with a 4.6 kW charging station) but also safely and intelligently. Read our blog entry on ‘Why do I actually need a charging station?’ to find out what risks are posed by charging from a domestic socket and what advantages charging your Nissan Leaf via a charging station can have for you. We also compiled an overview of what you need to be aware of for the safe installation of a charging station.

Charging Your Nissan Leaf When Out and About

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Public Charging Stations with Type 2 Socket or Type 1 Charging Cable

The Nissan Leaf can be charged at all public charging stations with a type 1 charging cable or type 2 socket with a charging power of up to 6.6 kW (AC). For the latter charging facilities, Nissan Leaf drivers need a Mode 3 adapter cable of Type 1 for Type 2. For fast charging while in transit, the Nissan Leaf can be recharged at all public charging stations with a CHAdeMO (direct current) connection. In this case, the Nissan Leaf is charged with a charging power of up to 50 kW and is 80% full after 30 minutes. At the moment, it is still a problem that most charging station providers won’t let you charge at their facilities without registering in advance. Charging in public must therefore be planned properly.


Technical Data for the Nissan Leaf

Technical data¹ and charging times (as of May 2015)
Battery capacity:24 kWh
Energy usage²:15 kWh/ 100km
Range (NEDC):199 km
Top speed:145 km/h
Socket type:Type 1
Charging with an on-board charger:3.3 kW (16 A), optional 6.6 kW (32 A, AC) and 50 kW (AC)
Charging time using standard domestic socket⁴ (2.3 kW):10.5 hours
Charging time with 4.6 kW charging station:5.5 hours
Range after one hour of charging⁴ via 4.6 kW charging station:30 km
Charging power of the Nissan Leaf depending on vehicle specifications¹
Basic package:2.3 kW with standard charging cable³ (AC)
3.3 kW via the at-home charging station (AC)
Special equipment 6.6 kW:2.3 kW with standard charging cable³ (AC)
4.6 kW via the at-home charging station (AC)
6.6 kW at public charging stations (AC)
Special CHAdeMO quick-charge connection equipment:50 kW at public charging stations (DC)

¹ Source: Nissan Center Europe GmbH ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEDC distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion.

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