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How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle (EV)?

With all electric vehicles, charging times depend on make, model, and what type of charging unit you are using. 

With all electric vehicles, charging times depend on make, model, and what type of charging unit you are using. 

A standard domestic 3-pin socket will charge your vehicle at 2.2kW, but the high-end charging points can charge at up to 150kW.

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Check out our chart below for a broad guide on how long it takes to charge different types of EVs using different charging points.

 

Electric Vehicle Model Charging Times

 

There are a few factors to consider that can have an influence on charging speed, particularly when it comes to a full charge. 

Firstly, the battery size. The larger the capacity, the longer it takes to be replenished.

Secondly, there’s the amount of charge that’s already in the battery. The first 80% of capacity fills much more quickly than the last 20% – this is when the charge slows considerably, especially on fast or rapid chargers.

Your EV’s onboard adapter will also dictate the rate of charging. If it’s rated at 50kW for example, that is the maximum you will get even if you are using an 150kW charger. 

Finally, cold weather will also lead to slower charging, particularly when using a rapid charger.

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