How much time does it take to charge an electric car?
The amount of time it takes to charge an electric car depends on the type of charger used, the capacity of its battery, and the car model. Generally speaking, plugging into a standard 3 pin plug socket (known as a Level 1 charger) a car will take anything up to 12 hours to charge.
This is okay if a driver wants to charge overnight at home, but not suitable for any day time scenarios. Most electric vehicle manufacturers recommend charging a car to 80%. Charging between 80% and 100% takes longer, as the car will preserve its battery life by drawing power slower between these levels.
How long does it take to charge an electric car with a 7kW charger?
It depends on the type of charger and the car’s battery size. Generally, it can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours to charge an electric car up to 80%.
How long does it take to charge an electric car with a 22kW charger?
Again, it will depend on the type of charger used and the car’s battery. But a 22kW charger would typically take around 2 to 4 hours to charge an electric car to 80%.
How long does it take to charge an electric car with a 43kW charger?
Some cars won’t be able to draw as much as 43kW, but those that do, it will take 30 to 60 minutes to charge a battery to 80%.
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We are a growing network of EV (electric vehicle) charging stations, working with public and private partners across the UK. We provide a network of easy to use charging points without the hassle of complicated payment processing or unreliable units.
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