Electric Car Charging
Dispelling the Myths around Electric Cars
How Long Does it Take to Charge?
Charging times will vary greatly as does refuelling a petrol or diesel car. Do you want £10 of fuel or a full tank of fuel for £70. We will show charger types in order of peak charging rate. Charging rates slow down as the battery fills up, rapid charging usually slows down at 80% of full charge.
A 3 kW plug in charger will supply less than 15 miles of driving range per hour plugged in. Charging at home can cost as little as 2p per mile. A rapid charger will take your car from 20% charge to 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes and will typically cost twice as much as charging at home. Most rapid chargers are currently rated for 50 kW charging, with faster chargers being currently developed with double or triple the current charging speeds.