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Charging Information for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf charges through an industry standard J1772 connector. The car can charge at a maximum of 30A/240V via a third party EVSE. This allows the car to fully charge overnight. Earlier models (and up to current models with S trim without charging option) have a slower 16A/240V internal charger.

From 2016 model year on, the Leaf comes standard with CHAdeMO D.C. fast charging capability.

The Leaf also comes with a mobile EVSE that can charge at 12A/120V.

New for the 2018 model year! The 2018 model year Leaf comes with a much improved portable EVSE that has interchangeable plug adapters allowing it to plug into a 240V NEMA 14-50 receptacle and charge at 240V/30A, or plug into a regular household NEMA 5-15 receptacle and charge at 120V/12A.

2018 Nissan Leaf Portable EVSE:

Tesla Chargers for Non Tesla Vehicles

There is another type of charger you can charge at with the right adapter.

Tesla has spent years installing and building a proprietary destination charging network at restaurants, hotels and businesses (not to be confused with their Supercharger network, which is different, and cannot currently be used by non Tesla vehicles). As of 2023, they have more than 35,000 locations that can provide (usually) free charging at a 32 amp or more charge rate. In addition, many Tesla owners will have installed a Tesla specific charger in their houses.

Non Tesla vehicles can also use these destination chargers if you have one of the following adapters (all three of these do the same thing, pick one):

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