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How much does it cost to charge a Nissan LEAF?


Battery capacityCost to charge per mileRangeHome charge timeRapid charge time
40kWh4.2-4.3p134 miles6 to 11 hours30 mins

How long does it take to charge a Nissan LEAF?

The following table shows the average time taken to charge a Nissan LEAF based on output by a variety of charger types. These can vary based on our environmental factors but should be used as a guide. Rapid charging (>50kW) times are given for 20% to 80% capacity, in line with recommendations for battery health.

Charge typeLocationCharging time (approx.)
Granny CableHome18h
3.7 kWHome/Workplace11h
7 kWHome/Workplace/Public6h
22 kWWorkplace/Public6h
50 kWPublic30min
150 kWPublic30min

It is worth noting that rapid charging should be used sparingly because it can cause increased battery degradation. For more information, visit here.

Cost to charge a Nissan LEAF

At home: based on an average UK energy tariff of 14p/kWh, the cost of a full recharge of the 40kWh battery would be £5.60 (14p x 40).

Public Rapid: based on average 24p/kWh charge for use of rapid chargers in the UK, the cost of recharging from 20% to 80% would be £5.76 (24p x 40 x (80%-20%))

That said, energy tariffs may vary based on supplier and will be greatly different if you have any generation source at your home, e.g. a solar panel. Moreover, public rapid chargers are often at commercial premises and so prices are set by companies.

How far can you travel in a Nissan LEAF?

The official Nissan LEAF range is 168 miles based on a full tank and perfect fuel efficiency conditions. In reality, you are more likely to get 80% of the total range before needing to charge, so around 134 miles is more accurate.

Based on the above costs to charge, this means that cost per mile is 4.2p per mile (£5.60/134) for home charging and 4.3p (£5.76/134) for rapid charging.

What grants are available for the Nissan LEAF?

See our grants page for more information on the grants generally available in the UK. The LEAF is eligible for the following

OLEV EVHS Grant£350Grant can be used to offset the cost of home charger installation in England and Wales.
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant£3,000Used to offset the cost of plug-in vehicles up to a value of £50,000.
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£300Grant can be used to offset the cost of home charger installation in Scotland.

Additional Information

0-60 mph7.9 seconds
Top speed89 mph
Purchase PriceApprox. £30,000
Vehicle Excise Duty (Years 1-5)£0
Benefit in Kind Taxation (2021)£0
Congestion charges (London)£0
Insurance Group21

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