How long does it take to charge an electric car?
The time it takes to charge an electric car varies significantly depending on the type of vehicle you have and the amperage and voltage requirements of your charger, as well as the size of your car’s battery. Generally speaking, charging an electric car can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on the level of charging required.
The average at-home charger will take between four and eight hours to fully charge an electric vehicle. This ranges depending on the size of the battery in the vehicle and the speed of the charger. Charging a car at a public charging station can be much faster, with some rapid charging stations taking just 30 minutes to give an additional 200 miles of range (but costing up to £1/kWh to do so!)
If you are charging an electric vehicle at a public charging station, the speed varies significantly depending on the type of charger you are using. Public charging points can vary from slow (lamppost charging), fast (car parks) or Rapid (motorway service stations), and the price you will pay to charge your vehicle will vary accordingly.
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