powersurge wrote:The 2018 is a Leaf like any other... You don't need to change the setup you had for you old one>>>>>..... Unless you were using a slower EVSE (like a 16-20 amp charger).
And even if the OP was using a slower EVSE, I would weigh the costs of upgrading the circuit to whether or not there is a real need for that additional speed. Does the OP need more charge than his current setup can provide during the car's normal resting period (usually when the owner is asleep)? Is the OP's electricity provider's off-peak time insufficiently long enough to provide the range he/she needs at that lower charging rate?
My home's electrical supply only had enough spare capacity to add a 30 amp circuit; while that would allow me a 24 amp EVSE, at the time Clipper Creek only had a 20 amp one; the next step up I believe was a 30 amp model. I had a 2012 Leaf at the time so this was able to supply more current than my Leaf could use.
But fast forward and now I have a 2015 eGolf, which has a 7.2 kW on board charger. While it's tempting to swap out the 20 amp EVSE for a 24 amp one (which CC now offers), the costs aren't worth the 20% increase in speed, at least for my situation. And even if I could have a full 32 amp EVSE installed, as I rarely come home "on fumes" it still wouldn't be worth the added cost IMHO.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.