Charging time for an electric vehicle is principally determined by the charging point rate.
Home charging and commercial charging points (fast and rapid chargers) differ significantly in charging power and therefore differ in the speed at which they charge your vehicle. This power is defined in kW, which signifies how much power can be supplied in an hour. Charging time can be estimated by dividing vehicle battery capacity by the power output of the charging point. Please bear in mind that this is only a guide and that vehicle acceptance rates may limit the speed of charging with AC charging.
For our home charging points, we expect a maximum of 7.2kW, depending on the charger.
This means home chargers are significantly slower than commercial charging points. Our Type 2 home charging point at around 7kW takes up to four hours to charge most models of electric vehicle. Other domestic charging point options for either Type 2 or universal charging sockets have a charge time of approximately six to ten hours, depending on the EV model. With most EV users utilising home chargers for easy, overnight charging, you can be sure that professionally installed home charging points from an OLEV-certified installer will be a safe and convenient choice.
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