2018 Nissan Leaf's Single Move Helps EV Owner Valet
Someone was looking at this 2018 Nissan Leaf video review and found that it was mentioned in the video that you can charge the car via a normal 110 volts plug (as any electric car can do) and also charge via a level 2 portable charger that is provided. This is very interesting and welcome development from Nissan. Thus, it seems that you do not need to get a charger anymore, you just need to get a NEMA 14-50 plug and you have it.
It's pretty cool isn't it?
So, it seems like the 2018 Nissan Leaf has an included 6.6kw mobile charger. This will drop the market L2 charger price and help EV owner wallet. it will help not only 2018 Nissan Leaf owners, but also for all the EV owners who use Level 2 chargers because the demand will diminish.
Some people say the level 2 portable charger is included with the Nissan Leaf SL model and an added optional purchase for the lower models. But others say that's only in the United States. In Canada, for example, it seems to be standard on all trim levels.
"I think the L1/L2 combo is great but in my opinion, it doesn't replace a home EVSE from a convenience point of view as removing and storing the portable cable every day is a pain (although technically you could just not leave it in the car). Another thing to keep in mind is that people who already have an EVSE installed will likely have to upgrade the electrical connection in order to install a 14-50 receptacle; most EVSE installs will have a 2 wire + ground 40A service (which is likely #8 or #10). 14-50 needs 3 wire + ground 60A so you'll have to re-run the wiring (likely with #6)," comments Michel de Breyne in Canada Nissan Leaf Owners public group on Facebook.
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