How Long Does it Take to Charge a Nissan LEAF?

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When you’re looking for a fuel-efficient compact for your drives through Spanaway and Federal Way, you might wind up curious about affordable electric cars like the Nissan LEAF. But just how long does it take to charge a Nissan LEAF? The answer depends on which method of charging you choose: 240-volt public or home charging, 480-volt public charging, or with a standard 120-volt outlet.

Explore the details of each charging method and their respective Nissan LEAF charge times with our experts in the page below. Contact us if you have any questions for our team!



240-Volt Public or Home Charging

240-Volt charging is a common option for drivers in the Tacoma area. This option requires a 240-volt outlet and a Portable Charging Cable. Across the United States, there are over 30,000 Level-2 public chargers for use, making it easy to plan a trip and charge on the go. And for even more advanced convenience, Nissan has partnered with Amazon to offer drivers the ability to purchase a home charger with installation assistance. Details on the flat to full Nissan LEAF charge time are as follows:

  • With a 40 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in eight hours
  • With a 62 kWh battery: Flat to fully charged in 11.5 hours

480-Volt Public DC Quick Charging

480-Volt DC Quick Charging is the quickest way to charge the Nissan LEAF. You’ll find tens of thousands of these public charging stations throughout the U.S., making it easy to add substantial range to your drives in Bonney Lake. Here’s how long it will take to go from flat to 80 percent charged, depending on your battery:

  • With a 40 kWh battery: 40 minutes
  • With a 62 kWh battery: 60 minutes

While this still isn’t quite as quick as filling up a gas tank, we still find that you’ll discover ways to route trips easily in your Nissan LEAF.

120-Volt Standard Outlet

The Nissan LEAF comes equipped with a standard 120V charging cable that can be temporarily plugged into a 120V outlet for a level 1 charge. While this may be the slowest option (taking about 20 hours to charge) it is the most accessible and convenient! Though it’s not the quickest way to go, it’s a good option to have because it allows you to plug-in for some additional range from almost anywhere that has access to working electricity.

What Is the Nissan LEAF Range?

If you’re curious about the Nissan LEAF charge time, you’re probably also wondering what its range is. Depending on the battery size you choose, the LEAF range is as follows:

  • With a fully charged 40 kWh battery: Up to a 150-mile EPA range
  • With a fully charged 62 kWh battery: Up to a 226-mile EPA range

A 40 kWh battery is standard on the Nissan LEAF and generates 147 hp, while the 62 kWh battery generates 214 hp and requires an upgrade to the Nissan LEAF PLUS.

Test Drive the Nissan LEAF at Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan Today!

Are you ready to see how you can take home your favorite Nissan LEAF from Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan? Contact us, and we’ll get you started on your electric car journey today! We have dozens of Nissan LEAF models available in our new model inventory, making us uniquely well-suited to electrifying your everyday drives.

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