The Nissan Leaf is the groundbreaking plug-in hybrid electric vehicle alongside the Chevrolet Bolt that put electric vehicles on the map. The first Nissan Leaf hit the market in 2011, and Nissan has provided many updates to its fleet focused on design upgrades, faster battery charging (acceptance rates) and larger batteries to provide extra plug-in hybrid range). Newer Nissan Leaf models have larger battery sizes (40kWh – 60 kWh) and these are better suited to level 2 chargers. Earlier models 2012-2016 can also be suitable for level 1 (slower charging aka overnight charging) since battery capacities are smaller. Nissan Leaf models prior to 2016 a NEMA 5-15 level 1 portable electric charger works well for the Nissan Leaf (2017 onwards) with larger batteries we recommend level 2 EV chargers such as NEMA 14-50, NEMA 6-50 and NEMA 14-30 level 2 EV chargers.