Nissan Leaf FAQs
Nissan Leaf FAQs
Posted on March 30, 2022
With electric vehicles still being relatively new in the marketplace, there are many questions in people’s minds around this type of car. We are all very experienced when looking at diesel or petrol vehicles, but many of us are not comfortable with electricity.
To help allay your fears, here are some of the more frequently asked questions about one of the most popular electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf.
How long can a Nissan Leaf go on one charge?
The quoted distance for the base model is 149 miles (240 km), and for the Plus, it is 226 miles (365 km).
It is worth noting that this distance is reduced by using the in-car facilities. Things such as the air-conditioner, radio, heating systems, etc., can all affect the range as they too are drawing energy from the battery. The Leaf has on-board systems that assist you in managing this.
Can the Nissan Leaf use a Tesla charger?
Tesla has a proprietary charging system, so the Nissan Leaf cannot plug directly into the Tesla charger.
If you want to charge your Leaf via the Tesla charger, you will have to purchase an adaptor that will connect the two systems.
How much for a new Nissan Leaf battery?
The amount you will pay for a new battery depends on the model Leaf that you own. Battery technology has developed rapidly, and the batteries in a 2015 Leaf will not be the same as the batteries in a 2020 Leaf.
In the forum of the website MyNissanLeaf.com, at the beginning of January, owners of the Leaf said that the replacement cost of a 24 kWh battery was $5,500.
The best thing you can do is contact your local Nissan dealer for a quote. You can then search online for comparable batteries.
How to check Nissan Leaf battery capacity?
The capacity left in the battery in the Nissan Leaf can be checked by looking at the barred display on the right-hand side of the driver’s display on the dash. When the battery is full, it shows 12 bars.
Can you replace the Nissan Leaf battery?
The life span of the battery pack is eight to ten years, and the warranty on Nissan batteries is 84, so the first Nissan Leaf vehicles will be coming up for battery replacement. The warranty on the battery pack is seven years. Your local Nissan dealer will be able to give you a quote on replacing the batteries. This is not a job that can be undertaken at home.
Is the Nissan Leaf all-wheel drive?
No. The standard Nissan Leaf comes with a 147hp motor that drives the front wheels, while the Nissan Leaf Plus has a 214hp motor that also drives the front wheels.
Does the Nissan Leaf come with a charging cable?
Every new Nissan Leaf vehicle is equipped with a 120v / 240v (Level 1/ Level 2) charging cable.
How long does it take to charge a Nissan Leaf?
Depending on how much it has been discharged, it can take anything from 30 minutes to 12 hours to charge the battery.
When using a 240v charging cable, a 40kWh battery will charge in around 8 hours from fully discharged, but a 62kWh battery will require 12 hours for a full charge.