How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle at home?
The average 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. A faster charger will obviously take less time to charge the car, but it will also cost more money.
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. Rapid charging points can charge a vehicle in as little as 30 minutes but are much more expensive than using a slow charger (as it can cost up to £1/kWh to charge at these points).
If you want to work out exactly how long your car will take to charge, and how much it is likely to cost, why not take a look at Zap Map’s calculator for more information.