Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2015 - 2018
In 2022 this car was replaced by: Nissan Leaf 40 kWh


Currently Produced

Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

Technical Specifications of Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2015 - 2018
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place.
Japan UK USA
Current Status
Announced (planned), Pre-order (reservations open), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

Range and Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
107 mi
Range NEDC
Range according to NEDC ratings. NEDC is an old standard, replaced by WLTP after September 2018.
155 mi
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
25 kWh 250 Wh

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
30 kWh 28 kWh
Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
3.3 kW 47 kW
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
CHAdeMO Type 1 (J1772)
CHAdeMO charge port Type 1 (J1772) charge port


Drive Type
PMSM: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. IM: AC Induction Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
80 kW (107 hp) 187 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
11.3 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
89 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
175 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
69.7 in 69.7 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
61 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
106.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
3391 lb
Cargo Volume
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity in the front hood.
13.1 ft3 24 ft3 No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

The map shows how far you can go with a fully-charged battery:
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Charging Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Nissan Leaf 30 kWh

The Nissan Leaf 30 kWh is an all-electric front-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2015 replacing the older Nissan Leaf 24 kWh (2013). Nissan stopped making the 30 kWh in 2018 and replaced it with the Nissan Leaf 40 kWh.

The Nissan Leaf 30 kWh has a 30 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 112 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 25 kWh per 100 miles (or 250 Wh/mile) — ranked №614 out of 662 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Nissan Leaf 30 kWh achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 11.3 seconds (placing it at №569 among 662 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 89 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 80 kW (107 hp) and a torque of 187 lb-ft.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the Nissan Leaf 30 kWh is 101–123 miles (ranked №614 out of 662 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

In the USA Nissan Leaf 30 kWh has a CHAdeMO charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 3.3 kW, which translates to approximately 12 miles of range added per hour of charging.
  • For quicker charging, consider using a compatible DC fast-charging station. The car boasts a maximum charging rate of 47 kW, but remember that battery temperature and charge level can influence the actual speed you'll experience.

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the Nissan Leaf 30 kWh:

  • Length: 175 in
  • Width: 69.7 in (including side mirrors) or 69.7 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 61 in
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 3391 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the Nissan Leaf 30 kWh provides 13.1 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №463 out of 662 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 24 cubic feet (ranked №463 out of 662 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.




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