NissanLeaf - Mk1 (2011) electric chargers
30 kWh battery
Vehicle type Battery Electric Vehicle
Connector type 1
Range 170 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 21 miles per hour
The all-electric Mk1 NIssan Leaf has been amazingly been around since 2011. One of, if not the, best-selling electric car on the market the original Nissan Leaf was a pioneer, but it was also reliable and has plenty of range for most families.
Official WLTP figures tell us the Leaf can travel 170 miles between charges, while its 110kw motor delivers a 0-62mph time of 8.6 seconds. 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.
Charging the Nissan Leaf is easy at home. Simply plug in the charging cable from your Nissan Leaf charger into your car - a 7.4kW dedicated Nissan Leaf home charger can charge in as little as 7 hours (from zero to full) if you have the optional 6.6kW on-board car charger.
Charging at home
You can find full details of how long it takes to charge this vehicle from empty to full using a 7.4kW home charge point at the bottom of this page.
However, it's important to note that most electric car charging is done overnight when you're asleep (so you wake up to a charged vehicle) and it's very unlikely you will ever need to charge the battery from completely empty to completely full. So, in reality, most drivers will only need to "top up" their car's battery overnight - for example, from 50% to 80%.
We tested how often the average driver would need to charge each week using the Jaguar GO I-PACE app. See how we got on in this video.
Nissan Leaf - Mk1 compatible chargers
Nissan Leaf - Mk1 Charging Time
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs and charge your Mk1 Nissan Leaf overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
|Method||kW||Typical location||Charging time (empty to full)|
|Standard three-pin plug||2.3||Home||19 hours|
|Dedicated home charging point||7.4||Home||7 hours (with optional 6.6kW on-board car charger)|
(limited to 6.6kW by vehicle)
|22||Offices, commercial buildings, car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres||7 hours|
|Rapid charger (using CHAdeMO connection)||50||Service stations, motorways||45 minutes|
* 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 170 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Nissan Leaf - Mk1 costs around £3.00.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.