There are a few factors that affect charging times for your EV:
- battery size/capacity
- a partial or full charge
- the charging rate of your EV (the maximum your car can accept)
- the rate of the charging station
- in cold weather it can take slightly longer to charge.
Depending on these factors, it could take as little as 8 minutes or as long as 10 hours to charge your EV. This blog provides a detailed view.
Importantly, charging your EV takes a shift in thinking about how you ‘refuel’. Most people will still charge their EV at home, and it is better to ‘top up’ your EV like you do a mobile phone rather than leave the battery to entirely discharge.
The increasing availability of public fast chargers, like those found along the Queensland Electric Super Highway, will be important in increasing options for EV drivers to travel further from home.
These public You can generally charge your EV at a much faster rate at these charging stations than you could at home. The rate of charge can vary from 25kW to 350kW DC, allowing you to charge your EV from low to full in as little as 30 minutes. However, the maximum rate of charge will be determined by your EV’s capability.