Wil-Lec supply and install chargers ranging from 7kw to 22 kw by a variety of manufacturers, now you are obviously thinking great I will go straight for the fastest and mightiest the 22kw charger but hold it there tiger unless your property has a phase 3 power source you will be limited to a 7kw charging point install.
However, a typical electric car with a 60kw battery will take less than 8 hours to charge from empty to full on a 7kw fast charging point. 60 ÷ 7 = 8.5 however it is very rare for the battery to be completely drained hence less than 8 hours.
An example of charging times for a range of electric vehicle
|Vehicle||Charger type||Charging time||Range/hour|
|Audi e-tron GT (2021)||3 pin plug charge||41 hours||7m/h|
|7kw Fast Charging Point||14 Hours||20m/h|
|22kw Fast Charging Point||9 hours||31m/h|
|20-80%||50kw public charger||70 mins||140m/30mins|
|150kw public charger||30 mins||213m/30mins|
|Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2020)||3 pin plug charge||17 hours||11m/h|
|7kw Fast Charging Point||6 hours||33m/h|
|22kw Fast Charging Point||6 hours||33m/h|
|20-80%||50kw public charger||30 mins||119 30m/h|
|150kw public charger||30 mins||119 30m/h|
|Kia EV6 (2021)||3 pin plug charge||17 hours||8m/h|
|7kw Fast Charging Point||11 hours||26m/h|
|22kw Fast Charging Point||7 hours||40m/h|
|20-80%||50kw public charger||60 min||91m/30mins|
|150kw public charger||20 mins||274/30mins|
|Peugeor e-Expert||3 pin plug charge||22 hours||6m/h|
|7kw Fast Charging Point||7 hours||19m/h|
|22kw Fast Charging Point||7 hours||19m/h|
|20-80%||50kw public charger||40 mins||68m/30 mins|
|150kw public charger||20 mins||135m/30mins|
As can be seen from the table above charging speed depends also on the vehicle with some having rapid charge capabilities whilst others do not have rapid charge features.
Rapid chargers are clearly the fastest way to charge an electric vehicle and all cars can charge on compatible chargers, but their charging speed maybe limited by the car itself.
Many electric vehicle owners choose to plug in whenever they park so they’re always ready for a long journey this is called top up charging.
As many electric car drivers choose to top when parked many don’t worry about how long it takes to charge from empty to full instead preferring to know how many miles of range they have.
Fast EV charging points can be affected by load limiting which the charger will introduce if the supply is limited due to high energy consumption elsewhere in the property which can extend charging time.
Whether you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle or already own one we’re the area’s leading independent installers of electric vehicle charging points to homes, business premises and public parking locations contact us using the form here or call 01472 241881.