Nissan LEAF GEN2 ZE1 charging guide for models 2017 onwards

Introduced globally in 2017, this was Nissan’s difficult second album to the highly successful and much loved Gen1 ZE0 Nissan LEAF. The external appearance, while much improved, is unmistakably related to previous model and carries much of the later model Nissan design language.

A five-door, five-passenger hatchback, the Nissan Leaf is purposely developed to be a relatively affordable electric car suited for low to mid-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 an approximately 300km driving range.

The new LEAF, while readily grey imported to both Australia and New Zealand since 2017, actually wasn't 'officially' imported by Nissan into either New Zealand and Australia for another 2 years.

What this means for prospective owners is that the a LEAF may be equipped with either a Type 1 or Type 2 socket. (Top tip: Check your car socket before choosing a charging product - if you're not sure what you have, give us a call and we'll talk you through it.)

Want fast and smart Nissan LEAF GEN2 charging? 

Smart charging for your Nissan LEAF GEN2 is easy to organise

The LEAF is typically equipped with two charger ports (Chademo and Mennekes) but only one (Type 2 / Mennekes) is practical for home charging.

Plug Standard: Type 2 / Mennekes

Maximum AC charge rate of 27.5amps


Average time to recharge a Nissan LEAF

Dealer supplied charger takes around 18 hours

32amp charger speeds it up to around 3-5 hours

We use and recommend a couple of home charging options, depending on whether you have solar panels on your roof.

If you'd like to use all that lovely, self-generated solar power to charge your Nissan Leaf GEN2, have a look at the British designed and manufactured Myenergi Zappi. One of our most popular chargers for EV owners across Australia and New Zealand, the Zappi, diverts your solar power to either your EV or household power needs in a way that ensures you're not pulling from the grid.

Or, if you don't have panels yet, the stylish ChargeAmps HALO has integrated smart software, an attached charging cable and is made from durable, recycled aluminium.

Myenergi Zappi

ChargeAmps HALO

Level 2 charging for home or office

Eco-smart and solar-aware, uses your own self-generated solar power

Level 2 charging for home or office

Integrated smart software via phone app

What do our customers say about LEAF charging?


"Just wanted to thank you for your phone call and to say that it's comforting to meet someone who cares, and is not in business just to make a quid. 

My wife and I are not fanatics, but we have tried to tread lightly on Earth's ecosystem. Getting away from fossil fuels has not been easy or cheap, but has helped us feel better about ourselves.

Your service has been excellent and I will definitely be making use of it again."


Lou, LEAF and Zappi owner

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