A full charge for the 2011 Nissan LEAF takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. That may be too long for those that need a quick boost every now and then when their battery level is near 0%. Buyers can purchase the optional DC 50kW quick-charger for $700, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
Available with the Nissan LEAF SL trim, which starts at $33,720, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes. However, the quick charger is only compatible with high voltage public charging stations.
The option is not available on the Nissan LEAF SV trim, which starts at $32,780.
With a full charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles.
Refresher: Power for the Nissan Leaf comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan Leaf allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.
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- By: Omar Rana