NissanLeaf - Mk1 (2011) electric chargers
38 kWh battery
Vehicle type Battery Electric Vehicle
Connector type 1
Range 217 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 21 miles per hour
The all-electric NIssan Leaf has been around long enough to have a second-generation version on the roads - which is quicker, more refined, nicer to drive, larger inside and crucially able to travel further between charges (official figures tell us the Leaf can travel 168 miles between charges). Its 110kw motor delivers a 0-62mph time of 8.6 seconds, and in fact there’s so much power available (150bhp) that it’s probably a good idea to exercise care when behind the wheel for the first time. One of the car’s major features is the driving position, which is quite high – a feature which tends to be a bit “Marmite” – some love it, some hate it. However, we like the all-round view of the car available on the central console display, making parking easier.
Nissan Leaf - Mk1 compatible chargers
Nissan Leaf - Mk1 Charging Time
Charging your Nissan Leaf at home with a standard three pin plug (2.3kW) will take around 19 hours 30 mins.
Using a dedicated 7.4kW home fast charging point can reduce this time to as little as 12 hours 30 mins.* (You can get a 7 hour charging time if you choose the 6.6kw On-Board Charger ugrade from Nissan.)
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs charge your Nissan Leaf overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
A 7.4kW home fast charging point provides up to 11-21 miles RPH (Range Per Hour).
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Nissan Leaf - Mk1 Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 217 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Nissan Leaf - Mk1 costs around £3.80.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.