Nissan Leaf

Vehicle Type: NL

This vehicle type supports the Nissan Leaf.

Support Overview

Function Support Status
Hardware Any OVMS v3 (or later) module. Vehicle support: 2011-2017 (24kWh & 30kWh)
Vehicle Cable 1779000 Nissan Leaf OBD-II to DB9 Data Cable for OVMS
GSM Antenna 1000500 Open Vehicles OVMS GSM Antenna (or any compatible antenna)
GPS Antenna 1020200 Universal GPS Antenna (SMA Connector) (or any compatible antenna)
SOC Display Yes (by default based on GIDS)
Range Display Yes (by default based on GIDS)
GPS Location Yes (from modem module GPS)
Speed Display Yes (from vehicle speed PID)
Temperature Display Yes (from vehicle temperature PIDs)
BMS v+t Display Yes
TPMS Display Yes (If hardware available)
Charge Status Display Yes
Charge Interruption Alerts Yes
Charge Control Start charge only
Cabin Pre-heat/cool Control Yes (requires Nissan TCU unplug or hardware mod on Gen 1)
Lock/Unlock Vehicle Not currently supported
Valet Mode Control Not currently supported


2011-2015 models

To enable remote commands, either unplug any CARWINGS, Nissan Connection or TCU units or on Generation 1 Cars, wire the RC3 to TCU pin 11 (see MyNissanLeaf post)

2016-2017 models

Set the model year as follows and if necessary configure 30 kwhr model

config set xnl modelyear 2016


config set xnl modelyear 2017

30 kwh models

For models with a 30 kwhr battery pack, set the capacity manually as follows

config set xnl maxGids 356 config set xnl newCarAh 79

Assistance is appreciated as I haven’t had time to try to override the TCU using the OVMS or find an alternative solution to prevent the TCU overriding the messages while still allowing the hands free microphone to work.

Range Calculation

The OVMS uses 2 configuration options to calculate remaining range, whPerGid (default 80Wh/gid) and kmPerKWh (default 7.1km/kWh). The range calculation is based on the remaining gids reported by the LBC and at the moment does not hold 5% in reserve like LeafSpy. Feedback on this calculation is welcomed.