Nissan Leaf’s charger undergoing changes

Ladies and gentlemen while they are far from perfect, electric cars are out and about, ready to buy, run, save the world and enjoy.

The last two parts I’m not too sure about but there’s a more pressing issue to consider, the matter of charging. Not even the best of the EVs out there, the Nissan Leaf, can get around this situation elegantly.

Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan Leaf EV

Normal charging time takes several hours and even with a quick charging system you can get up to 80% charge in around 30 or so minutes.

That sounds brilliant until you find that there are some drawbacks to charging your Nissan Leaf this way.

Primarily, it leads to battery damage over around three years and secondly, you need a high voltage plug to do it.

As a result, charging an EV like the Nissan Leaf can still be tricky so the Japanese are still working on making a new charging system and it seems they’ve come up with one.

Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan Leaf EV

It’s called a super-rapid charging system and while it’s very complicated to understand as an engineering project, it’s very easy to understand as apparently it can charge an empty battery in under 10 minutes, 3 in some cases.

While that is brilliant and it means that the Nissan Leaf can be charged in the same time it takes you to fill up any petrol powered car it apparently won’t be ready for the market for another 10 years.

Nissan Leaf charger

Nissan Leaf charger

Quite a bit of a disappointment, so in order to change things about charging the Nissan Leaf home charger price was dropped by about 400 dollars.

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