Nissan LEAF Charger EV Guide for Australia and NZ

Introduced in 2011, Nissan approached the budding 21st century electric vehicle market with a widely-available zero-emissions product.

A five-door, five-passenger hatchback, the Nissan LEAF was purposely developed to be a relatively affordable electric car suited for low-range everyday life. Powered by an 80-kilowatt AC synchronous motor functioning on energy stored in a lithium-ion battery pack, the Nissan LEAF boasts a 130km driving range. Later models were offered with 30kwh batteries which translates to around 200km real world kmw of range.


What price should I pay for a Nissan LEAF in Australia and NZ?


The reasonable price range of the Nissan LEAF means this EV has a solid following in many markets, retains value and are quickly snapped up when sold second hand. Smart buyers have also tapped into the Japanese domestic market (JDM) imports to Australia; these are low-kilometre, good condition used LEAFs that can be picked up from around $18,000. The price of Nissan LEAFs can be seen for even less again perhaps as low as $12000 but you should expect to 


As with most other EVs, the Nissan LEAFs normally comes comes with a portable ev charging cable but if it's  an imported Nissan LEAF we suggest you check it compliant first. Many Japanese imports are delivered witha  200v portable charger which is dangerous when used on voltges founcd in Australia and NZ,. but if you'd like faster and smarter charging, we've got a heap of options for you.  Firstly you may need a type 2 to type 1 electric car charging cable. 

Want a fast and compliant electric car charger at home for your Nissan LEAF? We'll make it happen

Nissan LEAF Which Electric Charge Port?

The Nissan LEAF is typically equipped with two electric car charger ports, a Chademo and a Type 1 / J1772. The Type 1 or J1772 ev charging port is most suited for electric car charging at home.

While the ev charging cable that comes with your LEAF is fine for overnight charging, there are a range of ways to charge up more efficiently. Why? While overnight charging at home might suit your lifestyle, getting a faster charge in between trips to the shops, work or the school run will completely negate any range anxiety you might have!


Plug Standard: Type 1 / J1772

Maximum AC charge rate of 15 or 27.5amps (depending on your model)


Average time to recharge a Nissan LEAF

Dealer supplied charger is up to 18 hours

15amp  3.3 kw charger is approximately 6-7 hours

32amp or 7.6kw  charger around 3-5 hours

Nissan LEAF Electric Car Charger and at Home Wall Box Options 

If you have solar panels on the roof of your home , it's makes senseto use all that renewable energy to charge your LEAF rather than feeding it back to the grid for a pittance.

The Myenergi Zappi is British designed and manufactured, one of our most popular chargers for EV owners across Australia and New Zealand. Basically, it takes your self-generated renewable energy and feeds it to either your EV or household appliances and lighting in a way that ensures you're not pulling from a coal-fired power station! The Zappi takes your self-generated solar power and feeds it to your EV, or diverts it to your home appliances at a rate that means you're not using grid power. In short, the Zappi will keep you driving on sunshine and renewable power!

Or, for Swedish slick, the ChargeAmps HALO has integrated smart software, an attached charging cable and is made from durable, recycled aluminium.

Nissan LEAF  - How to charge from a public Type 1 J1772 or ChargePoint charge port 

If your Nissan LEAF electric car has a type 1 or J1772 charge port then, bar enrolling on ChargePoint (if required), you're all set. Simply plug in your car and start charging  up! All chargepoint and Type 1 or J1772 chargers have a cable attached so there's no need to adapt or plug in any ev charger adaptors or electric car cables.

Nissan LEAF  - Charge your electric car from a Public Type 2 Mennekes Charging Station


The Type 2 to type 1 cable will charge your Nissan  at up to 3.3kw or 20 km for every hour of charge. An essential cable for every Type 1 or J1772  vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charge points. There is a trend for public electric car charge points to be universal or socketed; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanently cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo.  They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.

What do our customers say about LEAF charging?


"I was most impressed with the service, the Cylon arrived within a couple of days of ordering even though I'm in Christchurch! The quality of the information available to me via your website, it was this level of detail which led to my order with you. I am not disappointed in any way!


Previously I was unable to do a repeat journey in the evening into town due to the slow rate of charge available from the supplied charger. I can see this being a past problem. Again, many thanks for your excellent service - keep up the good work."


Harvie, LEAF owner from Seddon, NZ

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