How long does it take to charge an electric car?

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

NewMotion's electric vehicle charging solutions shows just how much of a difference the right charger can make to the speed at which an electric vehicle can be charged.

Long charging times and a lack of charging infrastructure used to be the prime reasons for not investing in an electric vehicle (EV). However, these days you’ll find electric car charging stations all over the country and manufacturers have significantly cut down charging times.

There are three main types of electric car charging points: slow, fast and rapid:

1. Slow electric car charger – this wall plug charger is the most common type of charging point for at-home charging and is, as the name suggests, the slowest. A typical EV will charge in 6 to 12 hours with a slow electric car charger.

2. Fast electric car charger – the dedicated charging station is a swift option for electric vehicles, although there isn’t a definitive answer to questions like “how long does a Tesla take to charge?” or “how long to charge a Nissan Leaf”, as the charging time will depend on the model in question.

3. Rapid DC charger – although rapid charging points are the fastest option for refuelling an electric car, they are only available for vehicles with rapid-charging capabilities.

EV charging time depends on the car itself, as well as the power supply that you have. Other factors should also be taken into consideration, such as how empty the battery is, and the temperature of the battery before charging.

Below is a comparison of some of the standard charging times for popular EV cars with a NewMotion charging point vs a traditional wall socket:

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The comparison between wall socket charging vs the NewMotion Home charging solutions shows just how much of a difference the right charger can make to the speed at which an EV can be charged.

NewMotion offers charging stations and packages for both residential and business use with a range of prices and performances available.

The Home Fast, for example, is the best choice for electric car owners with a high speed charging ability, easy to use and simple to install.

The Business Pro package has been specifically designed for business use with Dynamic Load Balancing capabilities, ideal for paving the way for a future-proof charging infrastructure.

It’s now far more convenient and much less expensive to have a charging facility on site, whether at home or at work.

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