How Long Does It Take To Charge An Electric Car? | EV Solutions

21st April 2022by Admin

Charging Time For Electric Cars

Are you considering an electric car? You might be drawn by the positive environmental impact but be unsure of the car battery charging time. Is there such a thing as an electric car quick charge? This article aims to answer these questions and help you answer the question ‘How fast can you charge an electric car?

What Is The Charging Time For Electric Cars?

How long does an EV take to charge? The charging time for an electric vehicle can range from an electric car quick charge of half an hour to a maximum charge time of almost a day. Most drivers will prefer a series of top up charges for their vehicle, while others might let their battery run right down for a full charge in one go. You can also get rapid chargers which can add over 100 miles to your journey capacity. The charging time for electric cars will depend on the type of charger, the kW of the charger and the size and power of the car.

5 Things That Will Affect Your Electric Car Battery Charging Time

Charging Time For Electric Cars

Car Battery Fast Charging Options

There are many quick charge batteries on the market that offer faster solutions to your traditional plug socket at home. A quick charge option can offer charging speeds of between 7kW and 22kW, making it possible to charge a car overnight. A traditional plug socket can take almost a full day to charge, making it far from ideal for power consumption and easy car use. This is because the car has to convert the energy from these chargers (alternate current), to a direct current, using a converter in the car.

There are also rapid charging options that operate at over 40kW but are only suitable for certain electronic vehicles. These also deliver alternate currents but at higher speeds. These are usually found in towns where people park up for a few hours and charge their vehicles. Ultra rapid charges of 50kW are also available, which provide direct current to the vehicle and allow it to charge in under half an hour in some cases.

Electric Car Charging Rates

How fast you can charge your electric car also depends on the rates you are willing to spend when charging your car. Although home charging takes longer, you can typically expect to pay around £15 for a full car charge (say a car with a 60kW battery aiming to travel around 200 miles). Rapid charge options can cost around the same at around £15 for a full charge (under 100 miles costing around £7.50).

The best way to charge your electric car is if you are fortunate enough to have free electric car charging at work or as part of your city parking services. Many of these in the UK are free for the public as part of the government’s zero-emission car initiative. Some of the rapid charging ports might not be suitable for your model – always check before attempting to charge your car using rapid charging functionality.

Battery Size

The size of your vehicle battery will also influence the rate at which your car charges. 15kW batteries or less can take around 4 hours to charge on slow or rapid charges of below 40kW, and around 40 minutes on a 43kW-50kW rapid charge. They won’t operate on very high rapid chargers and their total distance will be less than 30 miles. Models of 40kW can take between a quarter and half a day on charges of less than 7kW, but a 43kW rapid charge can take less than an hour. Their distance is much farther than lower battery models though at a distance of nearly 150 miles.

Only more recent Tesla Models like the Tesla Model S can operate on ultra rapid charges of 150kW, and they can be ready in less than 2 hours to travel distances of almost 240 miles. However, they also have larger batteries of 75kW which take longer to charge on slow or fast rates (as much as a full day on a slow charge). The size of the battery can have a huge difference on the charge rate. On average, the smaller the battery the faster the charge, however the less distance your car will be able to travel.

How Long Does An Electric Car Battery Last Before Recharging

What Is The Charging Time For Electric Cars

Electric car batteries themselves can last for up to ten years. But the recharging times will vary greatly depending on the battery size. A 75kW battery can travel up to 240 miles on a full charge, whereas cars with smaller batteries will only travel comparatively smaller distances of less than 30 miles per hour. Your average car will last between 150 – 200 miles before it needs recharging. For short city drives, a smaller battery might be perfect for your needs. It depends on how often you drive, and what distances you need to travel. It also depends on factors like how quickly you need to use your car – for daily drives to work a 24 hour charge time won’t suit your requirements.

Technology

What is the fastest charging electric car? The answer to this varies day by day as new technologies emerge. One day it might be the Lucid Air, with a charge of 20 miles a minute, tomorrow a new contender emerges. The technology for electric cars is evolving constantly, with batteries adapting to run on reserves, save more energy, and run more efficiently. The changing technology will have a significant impact on how long it takes to charge an electric car.

How Can EV Solutions Help Me With My Electric Car

At EV Solutions, we can help by providing you with an EV Charge Point installation in your home or workplace. Our charge point catalogue can help you identify the best charging point for your electric car and budget. We have fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charge points available, with a range of connection options to suit your needs. Talk to us at EV Solutions to find out the best car charging point for you today.

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Nigel Groves
Nigel Groves
20:47 24 Feb 22
Very good installation by a very competent team
Stephen Vasey
Stephen Vasey
11:35 24 Nov 21
Just had a Zappi 2 charger installed by EV Solutions. They were very polite during the install. Very professional and... worked none stop during the whole install.The install was done and any mess was cleared away by them after the work was completed.If you are looking for professional and efficient workers you can't go wrong with EV Solutionsread more
Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall
17:53 21 Nov 21
I had solar panels installed by a leading north east company. They were unable to install a charger, claiming issues... gaining approval from the grid supplier. Brendon sorted it no problem. Very happy with the install. Brendon may be lacking in the organisation department but he gets the job done.read more
Jordan Knight
Jordan Knight
16:35 27 Sep 21
Can’t actually comment on the ability of the car chargers this company installs, but I can comment on one the the van... drivers who clearly doesn’t know how roundabouts or 3 lane motorways actually work, I am still amused and baffled that he swerved over 3 lanes in front of me then proceeded to do an array of hand signals towards me that were not very nice. Let’s hope that their installations are better than their drivingread more
Michael Hanlon
Michael Hanlon
10:37 05 Sep 21
Great service from Brendan and his lads who were efficient, helpful, tidy and very professional. Would definitely... recommend to others.read more
Stephen Hopkirk
Stephen Hopkirk
08:20 03 Sep 21
I contacted EV Solutions to have a charger fitted at my home, Brendon provided all the information I needed and quickly... came back with options and quotes, even bringing a couple types to my home for me to see and make my mind up over. Eventually went for the EO Mini Pro 2, and a fitting date was arranged. EV Solutions turned up at the right time and fitted the unit. The finished job is extremely neat, and it works as it should. Great service from this local company. Recommended.read more
Simon Forster
Simon Forster
16:57 16 Jun 21
Great job carried out by two very professional electricians. Arrived when they said they would, carried out the work to... a high standard and left the place tidy. Provided some good advice for the future. Would highly recommend EV Solutions for installation of a home EV charger. Thanks lads.read more
Keith Kay
Keith Kay
19:53 20 Feb 21
Very friendly staff with good clear and concise communication. Skilled, clean & tidy workers. I have enjoyed dealing... with this company and its staff.read more
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Nigel Groves
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20:47 24 Feb 22
Very good installation by a very competent team
Stephen Vasey
Stephen Vasey
11:35 24 Nov 21
Just had a Zappi 2 charger installed by EV Solutions. They were very polite during the install. Very professional and... worked none stop during the whole install.The install was done and any mess was cleared away by them after the work was completed.If you are looking for professional and efficient workers you can't go wrong with EV Solutionsread more
Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall
17:53 21 Nov 21
I had solar panels installed by a leading north east company. They were unable to install a charger, claiming issues... gaining approval from the grid supplier. Brendon sorted it no problem. Very happy with the install. Brendon may be lacking in the organisation department but he gets the job done.read more
Jordan Knight
Jordan Knight
16:35 27 Sep 21
Can’t actually comment on the ability of the car chargers this company installs, but I can comment on one the the van... drivers who clearly doesn’t know how roundabouts or 3 lane motorways actually work, I am still amused and baffled that he swerved over 3 lanes in front of me then proceeded to do an array of hand signals towards me that were not very nice. Let’s hope that their installations are better than their drivingread more
Michael Hanlon
Michael Hanlon
10:37 05 Sep 21
Great service from Brendan and his lads who were efficient, helpful, tidy and very professional. Would definitely... recommend to others.read more
Stephen Hopkirk
Stephen Hopkirk
08:20 03 Sep 21
I contacted EV Solutions to have a charger fitted at my home, Brendon provided all the information I needed and quickly... came back with options and quotes, even bringing a couple types to my home for me to see and make my mind up over. Eventually went for the EO Mini Pro 2, and a fitting date was arranged. EV Solutions turned up at the right time and fitted the unit. The finished job is extremely neat, and it works as it should. Great service from this local company. Recommended.read more
Simon Forster
Simon Forster
16:57 16 Jun 21
Great job carried out by two very professional electricians. Arrived when they said they would, carried out the work to... a high standard and left the place tidy. Provided some good advice for the future. Would highly recommend EV Solutions for installation of a home EV charger. Thanks lads.read more
Keith Kay
Keith Kay
19:53 20 Feb 21
Very friendly staff with good clear and concise communication. Skilled, clean & tidy workers. I have enjoyed dealing... with this company and its staff.read more
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