Get Some Key Questions Answered About the Nissan Leaf

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How Long Does it Take to Charge the Nissan Leaf?

The Nissan Leaf was among the first electric vehicles broadly available to buyers. Even though the Leaf has been around for several years, it’s still very common for Barrie Nissan product experts to be asked, ‘How long does it take to charge the Nissan Leaf?’ That is an excellent question because there are a few different factors to consider. The chief factor in how long it takes to replenish the electric hatchback’s batteries depends on the charging equipment being used. Follow along with us while we take a closer look.

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Nissan Leaf Charging Times

Generally speaking, all electric vehicle charging systems are broken into three categories: Level 1, Level 2 and Fast Charging. 

  • Level 1 charging is best described as using an extension cord to plug into the vehicle and use the 120-volt outlet. This is the lowest-cost option for Leaf owners and is a good backup plan in case more specialized charging options are unavailable. 
  • Level 2 charging uses 220- or 240-volt components, like what is used by a washing machine or dryer. By using more power, the changing time is drastically lowered to a range of about seven to 11 hours. Also, Level 2 charging can be used at home but special equipment will be required.
  • Fast Charging ups the power used to 480 volts using special equipment. This, as the name suggests, is the fastest method of charging and can replenish a dead battery in 40 to 60 minutes. 

How Much Does it Cost to Charge a Nissan Leaf?

It’s not realistically possible to predict exactly how much it will cost to charge your electric vehicle at home. However, charging an EV during off-peak hours will keep the cost as low as possible, under $10 per session.

If you have questions about owning a Nissan Leaf or any other Nissan vehicle, make an appointment with a Barrie Nissan product expert, today.