SamHobbs wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:15 pm
...I know that EV usually have multiple charging cords provided with them, so perhaps when I purchase a used Nissan Leaf, a relevant cord might be included.
LEAF comes with a single "charging cord" (EVSE). In North America, the EVSE equipped with older models operated on 120V only, and drew 12A, which allowed it to operate on the lowest-common-denominator 120V 15A home circuit. This would add approximately 4 miles of range per hour. Most owners purchased a separate 240V unit for home charging.
More recent LEAFs have a dual-voltage EVSE that can use either 120V or 240V. As previously stated the 240V rate is 27.5A, or 6.6kW. So roughly 25 miles of range per hour (not accounting for "tapering" near the end of charge).
Regardless of charging speed, there is a fixed overhead of a few hundred watts consumed by such things as the coolant pumps, so the faster rates are more efficient.
If buying used from someone who has sworn off EVs altogether and had a separate EVSE installed, you might get that extra EVSE included.