Considering the variety of electric cars and charging stations out there, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the time involved in EV charging can vary too. Overall charging time will depend on your electric vehicle specification and the charging mode you use. The period of time an electric car’s battery will take to recharge is determined by how many kilowatts (kW) the charging station can provide and how many your car can accept. The higher the battery wattage, the faster your electric vehicle will be charged up.
Once you have determined which charging types your electric vehicle offers, you can then choose between them – depending e.g. whether you have plenty of time on your hands or are in a hurry and just need a quick battery top-up.
There are two different charging modes (and corresponding charging rates):
Depending on the particular charging mode, the average time it takes to charge your EV’s battery can range from “within the hour” fast to “overnight” slow.
|Charging Time/Cable||Mid Range||Long Range|
|Up to 80%||Up to 100%||Up to 80%||Up to 100%|
|AC CHARGING HOUSEHOLD WALLBOX (7.2kW)||-||~ 6h 20m||-||~ 9h 50m|
|DC FAST CHARGING (100kW)||~ 35m||-||~ 55m||-|
Slow charging (AC)
Fast charging (AC)
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