1. How long does it take to charge an EV?
Most EVs fully charge overnight, which is great if you're charging at home.
A public rapid charge point can return an exhausted EV to 80% of its range in just 30 minutes. While that's not as quick as filling up with petrol or diesel, if you've driven far enough to need a recharge, chances are you'll want a short break anyway. In the UK there are more than 30,000 public charge point connectors at over 12,000 locations and these numbers go up every year!
At home all charge points have to be smart these days. This means you can set a scheduled time for when you want your car ready, and the charger can ensure to use electricity when it's cheapest to do so. We've joined forces with PodPoint to offer fast and reliable home car charging points.
If you decide to buy and install a home charger you'll be glad to know that you can apply for the UK government's £350 OLEV Grant to help with the costs.
Find out more about charging your at home, in public and charging times.