Nissan Leaf Gen 2 or 3 ZE1 Charger Guide NZ 2017+
What sort of charger should I get for my Nissan Leaf Gen 2 or 3 ?
This 2017+ are known as Gen 3 in New Zealand, however they are actually Gen 2 according to Nissan.
We have put together a charging guide for ZE1 2017-2021 Nissan leaf.
The majority of the imported generation 3 Nissan leaf’s will use a Type 1 EV charger. There is the odd exception if your leaf has been imported from Europe or it’s New Zealand new, then it will be a Type 2. Have a quick look at our plug guide if you are not sure what sort of charger port your car has.
The original OEM Japanese chargers are not compatible with New Zealand’s voltage so these should be replaced.
The battery on the new leaf’s have 2-3 times more capacity than the older generation leafs (40 or 62 kWh) so the 8A charger that plugs in to a standard plug will not get enough charge in to the car to charge over night from empty. The 8a charger will suit some people’s needs if you do not do many km each day.
We recommend using the 16A Leaf EV charger or the 32A Wall mount charger